Currier & Ives Prints
Ken collected original Currier and Ives prints ever since we first got married in 1971. He used to save quarters, and when he had enough, he would buy one. The first one he bought was $30.Ken collected Currier & Ives lithographs because he loved history so much.
These are two of our favorite prints that actually took on more meaning when we moved to Virginia. They depict the same scene, but the first one says “The Fall of Virginia,” and the second one is titled, “The Evacuation of Richmond.” Obviously one was printed for the Northern market and one was printed for the Southern market, “The Evacuation of Richmond” being the one for the Southern market.
Royal Daulton Mugs
Ken also collected mugs made by Royal Doulton. Most of them are related to figures in history or other people Ken found interesting. For instance, we have a mug of W.C. Fields because Ken loved W.C. Fields.
All of these glasses from different colleges were also collected by Ken. Whenever we traveled or when the kids went to college, his one requirement was that they’d bring him back a glass. So we have more glasses here than we know what to do with!