Saturday, October 12, 2013

Currier & Ives' White Kittens

Currier and Ives was the great print-making firm of the mid-1800s, and hardly a home existed without one or more of their framed prints. They published series of prints on interesting topics, ranging from American landscapes, domestic scenes, pretty girls, Civil War battles, seasonal activities, to simply cute pictures.  How many Christmas cards have you received with a Currier & Ives winter scene on it? Dolly and Minerva have happened upon one of the series of playful white kittens, and of course, they have no idea what is going on.

I've been asked for more information on the girls themselves. Dolly has lighter hair and seems a bit more clueless than her sister. Minerva is the dark-haired sister who takes charge through force of personality, more than intelligence or accumulated knowledge. Dolly turns to Minerva for direction, and usually ends up none the wiser for it.

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