George Stinson & Company was a lithography firm in Portland, Maine, operating from at least 1871 to 1890. In 1871, the firm produced a front elevation view of the United States Capitol building. In that same year they also published lithographs of U.S. presidents with their families, including Lincoln, Grant and Washington; such patriotic prints were popular in the mid 19th century and issued by a variety of firms. In 1876, George Stinson & Co. published the patriotic print for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition: In Remembrance of The One Hundredth Anniversary of The Independence of The United States. It includes an allegorical figure of Columbia sitting on a throne on a pedestal above the words, “And the star spangled banner in triumph still waves o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Among their other prints were Hunting on the Susquehanna, which was also issued by Currier & Ives (number 3308).
Full publication information: “Published by George Stinson & Co. Portland, ME. / Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1876, by George Stinson & Co., in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington D.C.”
Condition: Generally very good, professionally cleaned and deacidified, with light remaining toning, wear, handling. Few short marginal tears and chips restored.
“Centennial Exposition Poster.” Smithsonian National Museum of American History. https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_318098 (19 March 2021).
Peters, Harry T. America on Stone. U.S.: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. p. 376.