Noah's Ark by unknown lithographer

Noah's Ark by unknown lithographer

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This image is identical to the same titled print at the Connecticut Historical Society by D. W. Kellogg though it could also possibly by an unsigned copy by Currier & Ives. Hand colored print of a animals filing two by two onto the ark. Animals include zebra, cows, horses, sheep, pigs, giraffes, dogs, and cats. Birds are flying above.
Noah’s Ark, an Old Testament story, appealed to 19th-century children as part of their Bible study. The animals also appeared in the form of games and toys. Prints of religious scenes and other uplifting subjects were recommended as encouraging moral improvement, especially for the benefit of children. In the Bible (Genesis, Chapters 6-9), the ark is described as a massive wooden ship built at God’s command that saved pious Noah, his family, and representatives of every kind of animal from the global flood that God wrought to punish humanity for its misdeeds. After the waters receded, Noah’s family, with all the animals that were saved, eventually spread throughout the world. The story of Noah is repeated with variations in the Quran.
This print is attributed to D. W. Kellogg & Co. While it is unsigned, this image is identical to the same titled print at the Connecticut Historical Society by D. W. Kellogg. Daniel Wright Kellogg (1807-1874) founded D. W. Kellogg and Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1830. Even before its first retail store opened in 1834, the D.W. Kellogg & Co. lithography firm was well established and popular in United States, particularly in the South and the Southwest. As the founding member of the family company, Daniel Wright Kellogg was responsible for the initial growth and popularity of the firm. After he left the company, it continued to flourish for decades under his younger brothers and other family members.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
date made
1830-1840
maker
D. W. Kellogg and Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 8 in x 11 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2962
catalog number
60.2962
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Wild Animals
Livestock
Birds
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Religion
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Morality & Religious Prints
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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