Art: Currier & Ives

Oldsters were amused last week at a Manhattan auction of Currier & Ives prints, which for 70 years have hung mostly unobserved in the parlors and kitchens of U. S. homesteads. Collectors and dealers lounging in the carpeted grand auction Hall of the American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, concealed their excitement, made their bids. A Tight Fix, showing a bear at bay, brought $1,600. It took $1,450 to buy Home to Thanksgiving. A series of six prints revealing The Life oj a Fireman sold at its record price—$760 Youngsters, wondering at the homely...

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