Woodbury Historical Society's annual meeting features Currier & Ives presentation

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:14

Highland Mills — The Woodbury Historical Society held its annual meeting and election of officers and trustees on Sunday, Nov. 6. The slate of officers confirmed for the coming year include president Bob Curtis, vice president Fred Lindlaw, treasurer Herman Galberd and secretary Robin Crouse. After the brief business meeting, John Zak, president of the American Historical Print Collectors Society and one of the pre-eminent collectors of Currier & Ives lithographs in the country, gave an illustrated presentation on the history of Currier & Ives. The world-renowned lithography company, headed by Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives, published fine-quality, black-and-white and hand-colored lithographs depicting disasters, political satire, views of city life, outdoor country scenes and sentimental domestic scenes. They established outlets across this country and in London. Between 1840 and 1890 Currier & Ives published more than 7,000 titles. The firm continued under their sons until 1907.