A Home on the Mississippi
|Artist||Currier and Ives|
|Dimensions||21.59 cm × 34.29 cm (8.5 in × 13.5 in)|
|Location||Library of Congress, Washington D.C., US|
An 1871 rendering commissioned by the U.S. government as part of a documentary program on the Mississippi River. The scene is an original work by Alfred Waud depicting Woodland Plantation in West Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana.
The image first achieved notability when published as a chromolithograph by Currier and Ives. When prohibition ended, Currier and Ives licensed the image to the makers of Southern Comfort, who continue to use the image on their liqueur labels today.
- Dolan, Michael (2004). The American Porch, p.152. The Lyons Press. ISBN 1-59228-271-7.