So I was at my fave thrift store the other day when I spotted this print:
Cool, right? I think so anyway. Love the nostalgic look and the history lover in me is all about the inscription underneath: The Great Ocean Yacht Race Between the Henrietta, Fleetwing & Vesta. This was an actual race in history, people! And this is what I found out about it. (Skip this part if you don't want a history lesson.)
Currier and Ives was the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Its lithographs represented every phase of American life, and included the themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, the Mississippi River, Hudson River scenes, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary on life, portraits, and still lifes."
What. the. crap. Of course this is for an original and Currier and Ives prints are like the most reproduced ones out there. So I'm pretty sure mine isn't an actual lithograph, colored by hand, but it's still super cool in my book. But shoot, imagine if it were...