Adopt a Rescue

Adopt a Rescue

After Henry E. Dawe, My Child!  My Child! New York: Currier & Ives, after 1857. Catalog Record | Enlarge Image | Adopt a Book Home

This image of a woman in the high seas pleading for the rescue of her baby appeared in an American gift book in 1835 and was based on a painting by a British artist.  The image was one of a pair, with the second being titled (happily), They’re Saved! They’re Saved!  Both images were reproduced repeatedly in America through the century with a large engraving being issued in 1855 and this lithograph by Currier and Ives sometime after their move to 152 Nassau Street in 1857.

Adopted by Stuart Frank



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