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Title
The life & age of woman: stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave. Depiction of women at various life stages, from infancy to 100, ascending and descending a set of stairs.
Name/Creator
Currier & Ives, United States, producer
VIA ID
Digital Object
The life & age of woman: stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave.  Depiction of women at various life stages, from infancy to 100, ascending and descending a set of stairs.
Location
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute; Gr13-1
Creation Date
1850
Description
12.75 x 9 inches
Form/Genre
still image

lithographs
Access/Rights
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute: This image may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the Schlesinger Library.
Materials Type
lithography
Materials Type
hand coloring
Subject
women ;  elders ;  dresses ;  bonnets (hats) ;  clothing & dress ;  aging ;  children & adults ;  children (people by age group) ;  wedding dresses ;  stairs ;  trees

Note
Inscription: Recto: [Caption printed below each figure, depicting the ages, which appear above the heads of the figures:] [baby:]In swaddling clothes behold the bud of sweet and gentle womanwood. 5. Next she foreshews with mimic plays, the business of her future days. 15. Now glorious as a full-blown flower; the heart of manhood feels her power. 20. A husband now her arms entwine, she clings around him like the vine. 30. No bearing fruit she rears her boys, and tastes a mother's pains and joys. 50. Like sparkling fountain gushing forth, she proves a blessing to the earth. 60. A busy housewife full of cares, the daily food her hand prepares. 70. As age creeps on she seeks for grace, always to church and in her place. 80. Now second childhood loosens all her tongue, she talks of love and prattles with the young. 90. A useless cumberer on the Earth, from house to house they send her forth. 100. Chained to her chair by weight of years she listless knits till death appears. [Printed on gravestone:] Sacred to the memory of [in pencil:] H. [?] brickett 1874 March 28. [Printed on bottom:] Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1850 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Sounthern District of New York. Verso: [printed on card attached to back:] The Old Print Shop, Harry Shaw Newman. Old Prints, Americana, established 1898, correct framing, reguilding, expert restoration of old prints & paintings, 150 Lexington Ave. at 30th St., New York.
Related Item
part of  Schlesinger Library print collection.