13.5" x 17.5" Chromolithograph Original 1885 Currier & Ives "THE COON CLUB HUNT" Color Lithograph/chromolithograph issued as part of Currier & Ives' racist series Darktown Comics. From about 1856, Currier & Ives was the most successful American popular printmaker because of their good business sense and their accurate instincts of what the American public wanted. They offered a wide and varied gallery of prints for the new middle class society and their images are classics, capturing the life, times and attitudes of nineteenth century America.
This 1885 caricature was one of their "Darktown Comics, " which featured humorous, but racist cartoons, reinforcing negative racial stereotypes of the day. In overall good condition consistent with age. Overall toning and a vertical area of darker toning on the right side. The print was originally taped to this mat and, prior to my acquisition, it was re-taped on two sides with clear tape, but not centered in the mat.I chose to not attempt to remove that tape to reposition the print for my photographs. Some tears along the edge as can be seen in photos of the reverse. Please examine the photos and ask questions, if any. Mat size: 18 x 22 inches Print size: 13.5 x 17.5 inches. The item "Original 1885 Currier & Ives Lithograph THE COON CLUB HUNT Taking a Header" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Prints, Posters & Paintings". The seller is "richginger" and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.