James Meritt Ives

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Birthday
5, 1824
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 3, 1895 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1824
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 3, 1895 (70)

About

Bookkeeper who ran the business side of lithographers Currier & Ives.

Before Fame

He centered his education on being exposed to as much art as possible.

Trivia

He encouraged his partner Nathaniel Currier to produce idealized images of the daily middle-class American life, which led to the firm's popular success.

Family Life

He had six children with his wife Caroline Clark.

Associated With

His company was famously mentioned in the classic holiday song Sleigh Ride, written by Leroy Anderson in 1948.

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