Nathaniel Currier

Nathaniel Currier
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Born(1813-03-27)March 27, 1813
Roxbury, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 20, 1888(1888-11-20) (aged 75)
Amesbury, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Known forLithography
"An Available Candidate: The One Qualification for a Whig President". Political cartoon about the 1848 presidential election which refers to Zachary Taylor or Winfield Scott, the two leading contenders for the Whig Party nomination in the aftermath of the Mexican–American War. Published 1848, digitally restored.

Nathaniel Currier (March 27, 1813 – November 20, 1888) was an American lithographer, who headed the company Currier & Ives with James Ives.

Early years

Currier was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel and Hannah Currier. He attended public school until age fifteen, when he was apprenticed to the Boston printing firm of William and John Pendleton. The Pendletons were the first successful lithographers in the United States, lithography having only recently been invented in Europe, and Currier learned the process in their shop. He subsequently went to work for M. E. D. Brown in Philadelphia, in 1833. The following year, Currier moved to New York City, where he was to start a new business with John Pendleton. Pendleton backed out, and the new firm became Currier & Stodart, which lasted only one year. In addition to being a lithographer, he was also a New York City volunteer fireman in the 1850s. Nathaniel Currier is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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