Arthur Brown

Billhead of A. Brown & Co., ca. 1862. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.

New York City Lithographer

Arthur Brown (1827-1895) was born in Ireland and later immigrated to the United States where he became a lithographer. Brown produced prints on his own and for a time also published as part of A. Brown & Company. Wilson’s New York City Copartnership Directory for 1862-63 identified the partners in A. Brown & Co. of 47 Nassau Street as Arthur Brown and George L. Loutrel.

Location Timeline

Unknown: 179 Broadway

1863-1865: 47 Nassau Street

1866-1874: 9 and 11 Thames Street

1875-1881: 306 Broadway

1882-1894-7: 116 Duane

Among the prints by Brown were:

O’Neil’s Plan for the Relief of Broadway, City of New York, by an Elevated Promenade and Railroad, “A. Brown, 179 Broadway,” undated, large.

Columbian Fire Engine No. 14, “Litho. & Printed in Colors by A. Brown & Co., 47 Nassau St., N.Y.”, undated, large.

A series of illustrations for T. W. Field’s Historic and Antiquarian Scenes in Brooklyn … (1868).

Portraits and views for Henry McCloskey’s Manual of the Common Council of the City of Brooklyn for 1866.

General Thomas A. Davies candidate for President of the United States from Mar. 4, 1873, “Lith. of A. Brown, 9 and 11 Thames St., N.Y.,” undated, small.

Selected Images

A. Brown & Co., Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864. Interior View of the Academy of Music, as seen from the Dress Circle [Lithograph, 1864]. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

A. Brown, Bushwick Town House and Church. 1800. ; Luqueer’s or Master’s Mill on Maspeth Creek. ; Howard’s Inn. 1776. From which the Guides of the Flanking Detachment of the British were Taken [Lithograph, ca. 1868]. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.