Kimmel & Forster

New York Engravers, Lithographers, Printers

Christopher Kimmel worked as an engraver, lithographer, and printer in New York City with three different partners: Samuel Capewell (1852-1862), Thomas Forster (1865-1870), and Henry E. F. Voigt (1871-1877).

By 1878, the partnership of “Kimmel & Voigt” was comprised of Henry Voigt and George Kimmel, and the firm was active during the Etching Revival printing etchings for artists.


1852-1856: Capewell & Kimmel, Engravers, 208 Broadway

1857-1858: Capewell & Kimmel, engravers, 356 Broadway

1859-1862: Capewell & Kimmel, engravers, 217 Canal

1863: Christopher Kimmel, engraver, 217 Canal

1864: Christopher Kimmel, printer, 256 Canal

1865-1870: Kimmel & Forster, engravers, lithographers, printers, and colorers, 254 and 256 Canal

1871-1877: Kimmel & Voigt, engravers, lithographers, printers, and print colorers, 256 Canal

1878-: Kimmel & Voigt (George R. Kimmel & Henry E. F. Voigt), 256 Canal, 242 Canal

In American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel (1907), David McNeely Stauffer incorrectly identifies a P.K. Kimmel as a  “New York engraver of vignettes and portraits, working about 1850, and was later a member of the engraving firm of Capewell  & Kimmell [sic], of the same city. There was also an engraving firm of Kimmel & Foster [sic].” This appears to merge information about New York engraver Frederick K. Kimmel and Christopher Kimmel.

Selected Images

Kimmel & Forster, Columbia’s noblest Son’s [Lithograph, 1865]. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Kimmel & Forster, An Equestrian Costume [Lithograph, between 1865-71]. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.

Henry Atwell Thomas (artist), Kimmel & Voigt (lithographers), “The Best in the Market” [Lithograph, 1872]. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.