Timothy and Edward Ensign were partners in a New York City printing firm, active in a series of partnerships between 1841 and 1861, working with Phelps and Humphrey, as Ensigns & Thayer (with Horace Thayer), and finally, as Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. Over their career they produced a number of notable prints on subjects from American history as well as maps and U.S. traveler’s guides.
Full publication: Published by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, 156 William Street, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, in the Southern District Court of the United States for New York.
Condition: Dissected, folding, and mounted on linen, with narrow margins, as issued; now professionally restored as remounted on new linen with the sections flush next to each other and without the folds. Lightly professionally cleaned and deacidified with only minor remaining toning, wear; slightly greater toning and wear at original sections.
Groce, George C. and Wallace, David H. The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. p. 15.
Peters, Harry T. America on Stone. U.S.: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. pp. 181, 325.