Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fanny Palmer arrived in New York from England in the
early 1840's. She was born Flora Frances Bond. Before
departing England she married an unproductive fellow
named Edward Palmer.
Once in New York, Fanny went to work as an artist,
making prints in the shop of Currier and Ives, famous
print makers. Fanny was the artist who worked the
hardest in the shop because she had to support not
only her children, but also her lazy husband who was
fond of spending the entire day drinking and shooting.
His son also turned out exactly like the father. So poor
Fanny had to work and work. And it is because of her
sressful situation that we now are able to enjoy so many
of her beautiful prints from the second half of the 19th c.