A dark foreshading - on a flash picture, "Take us smilin' or we'll lay yer out!"
A man sitting for a portrait with his pet bulldog seated on a chair next to him, both scowling at the camera on the right.
39507 U.S. Copyright Office.
Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1494
New York City from 1835 to 1907 headed first by Nathaniel Currier, and later jointly with his partner James Merritt Ives. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand-colored. The firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people". The firm adopted the name "Currier and Ives" in 1857.