- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha will receive a collection of nearly 600 original Currier and Ives prints from ConAgra.

The prints represent an expansive pictorial documentation of the post-Civil War republic before photography was widely used.

ConAgra obtained the works in the late 1980s when the company acquired Beatrice Foods, the collection’s former owner. Although portions of the collection were on display over the years at ConAgra’s Omaha campus, public viewing opportunities were limited and most of the prints remained in storage.

Josyln Art Museum Executive Director Jack Becker says the museum is grateful for the gift, which will ensure that visitors can still see them in Omaha.

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