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Currier & Ives: Perspectives On America

CURRIER & IVES: PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICA focuses on the pictorial legacy of renowned 19th-century printmakers Currier & Ives - from their idyllic New England winter scenes to the more controversial images of these mass-media pioneers. Narrated by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the three-part series reveals the fascinating stories behind some of Currier & Ives' most popular work and introduces their lesser-known disaster prints, political cartoons, risque lithographs and racially insensitive comic-book series. The final episode explores whether Currier & Ives' lithographs reflected, or shaped, the idea of the "quintessential" American way of life. Expert commentary includes an interview with . . .

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Episode Description
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 - 6:30 PM    "Cheap and Popular Pictures" Cheap and Popular Pictures investigates the process of lithography in detail and what makes a good print. The passion of collectors who seek out the many Currier & Ives prints still in circulation is also looked at as is some of the more popular images and the stories behind them. 2 of 3. D
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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 - 6:30 PM "Cheap and Popular Pictures" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM "The Surprise of Currier & Ives" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM "The Surprise of Currier & Ives" (WORLD)
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