Saturday, April 6, 2013

George Stinson & Company, Publisher

Here is a nice advertising cover for a publisher previously unknown to me.

George Stinson and Co. was among the first of the art publishing firms in the United States. It was active between 1873 and 1894. This Portland, Maine publisher printed huge numbers of chromolithographs and prints. One article states that it sold more than "four million pictures of all descriptions" in 1878 alone. Numerous contemporaneous advertisements can be found in which Stinson was looking for salesman to sell these prints.

In addition to the prints Stinson published a number of periodicals. Examples are Farm and Housekeeper, The Thrifty Farmer and Fireside magazine, The People's Illustrated Journal, Illustrated Household Magazine and others. These were started mainly in the late 1870's.

Although not a significant part of its business, Stinson did publish a few books including  of The Life, Speeches and Public Service of James A. Garfield by Russell Conwell. and The History of Christianity by John S. C. Abbott (Jacob Abbott's brother)


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