currier & ives
Known as "The Printmakers to the American people", Currier and Ives were the greatest lithographers of the 19th century. In business together for over thirty years, Nathaniel Currier and his partner James Ives, produced over 10 million lithographs with over 7,000 different titles, which sold from $.25 to $4.00, depending on their size. Among their many titles there were almost 700 trotting horse subjects, depicting famous horses and racing scenes of the day. They made it possible for the adoring racing public to have inexpensive prints of their trotting heroes in their homes. It was Currier and Ives who helped make the trotting horse "king" of the nation's highways. Currier and Ives are buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals