Smith, John

1863, 1869: 710 Sansom Street

“American Country Scene in Winter, Tholey Lith & Del,”  n.d., large, and
“Genl. Lafayette’s Departure from Mount Vernon, 1784, Comp. & drawn by Ch. P. Tholey, 1863.” large folio colored – both published by Smith, no printer named. Both are rather crude and very interesting.

With regard to the latter, Lafayette’s visit to the United States in 1784 was his third. At this time he was only twenty-seven years old, but had fought in the American Revolution and was a popular hero both in France and America. After the farewell here depicted he returned to France and a stormy and dangerous career in the Revolution and Empire. His last visit to the United States in 1824-1825, was a continuous ovation. The friendship between Washington and Lafayette was fervent and the latter named his oldest son, born in 1799, Georges Washington Motier de Lafayette.

Also published Tholey’s “Washington and Friends after a Day’s Hunt…1863,” large, printed by Spohni, and Mitton’s  “Celebrated Trotting Mare Flora Temple…1869,” large.