John Smith

Philadelphia Publisher

1863: 710 Sansom Street

1867: 804 Market Street

John Smith is listed as a “publisher & print dealer, looking glass & picture frame manufacturer” in the 1864 Philadelphia city directory. His work as a publisher includes the large-folio lithographs:

• “American Country Scene in Winter, Tholey Lith & Del,” undated, printer unidentified.

• “Genl. Lafayette’s Departure from Mount Vernon 1784, Comp. & drawn by Ch. P. Tholey, 1863,” printer unidentified.

• “Washington and Friends after a Day’s Hunt … 1863,” by Tholey and printed by George Spohni.

• “Celebrated Trotting Mare Flora Temple … 1869,” by Nicholas Mitton.

In America on Stone, Harry T. Peters describes the first two prints as “rather crude and very interesting.”

For more information on Smith, visit: Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary of Lithographers.

Tholey (artist), John Smith (publisher), General Kearney’s Gallant Charge, at the Battle of Chantilly, Va., 1st of September 1862 [Lithograph, 1867]. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.