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McLoughlin Brothers, NY
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Detroit Publishing Co. (AKA Detroit Photographic Co.)
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL [for Guy B. Holmes]
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Luigi Corti
Alice Cranston Fenner (of Artyle Studios)
E. Conyne Daly
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Walt Disney Company
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Curtis & Cameron, Inc., Boston, MA
Colegrove Bros., Inc., Publishing-Buffalo, NY
Reproducta, Inc.-Publishers
Dennis Barraclough & James Vullo (1914-1999)
Sarita Kennedy Arden
Joseph Keppler, Jr. (AKA Uto J. Keppler)
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Karoline Korössy (Korossy)
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Western New York Land Conservancy
Maria Laurendi
Sir Thomas Lawrence
Le Roy
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Ivan Lindhé
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Gray Lithographic Co., NY
Antonio Lonza
Marengo
Mario Mariani
V. Mariani
G. Mariani
Mill Road Scenic Overlook
Roderic Montagu O'Connor
Geoff Mowery
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Cindi O'Mara
Emanuel Oberhauser (or Emmanuel Oberhauser)
Susan Z. Ott
Hickok & Pate, NY
Henry Greenwood Peabody
Laura Perillo
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Peter Potter
Taber Prang Art Co.
Sherrill Primo
GG Co. Publishing
Hatcher Publishing Co. (AKA Hatcher-Fagin Pub. Co.)
Aldo Rando
H.W. Ranger
Joanna Ransom
National Remembrance Shop, Washington, DC
Review of Reviews Company, NY
Inge Riches
Norman Rockwell
John A. Ruthven
F. Schenkel
Kath Schifano
Tavik Frantisek Simon
Buffalo Society of Artists
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Artyle Studios (also Cranston-Fenner Studio)
Thomas Sully
Ivor I.J. Symes (AKA Ivor Isaac John Symes)
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
Touchard
Raphael Tuck & Son's Publishing
G.J. Unknown
George Frederic Watts
Kathy Weber
Joseph Quinn Whipple, Sr.
James A. McNeill Whistler
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski
Judy Winklhofer
Milo Winter
John Witcombe
WNY Members of the National Collage Society
Thomas Waterman Wood
Lee Woodward Zeigler
Owen Cullen Yates
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL [for Guy B. Holmes]
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL (American Printers, Engravers & Publishers, 1902-Present [Subsidiary of Werner Printing Co. as of 2004]). The Holmes Co. was established in 1902 by publisher & artist Guy B. Holmes (American, 1871-1942/44) at 161 W. Harrison Street in Chicago, IL. The company were printers, engravers and publishers who had their own in-house artists and engravers who worked in the company studio and plant, and they also had a retail store at 17 North State Street, Chicago. They published etchings, Christmas cards, everyday greeting & note cards, bridge novelties & various other pictures for the stationary and art markets, usually on nice paper stocks. Variations of the company name included; Holmes Co. or the Holmes Engraving Co.

Holmes’ stylized initial ‘H’ from his last name was typically printed in the image area (signed in plate) with their company name ‘Holmes’ often blindstamped into the margin along with the title of the various etchings (see images below), and/or small remarque etchings (which I believe were done on earlier antique/vintage pieces). They also printed some of their etchings in various ink colors which gave a nice colorful and decorative appeal to the pieces.

In 2004, The Holmes Company was acquired by Werner Printing & Engraving Company, Chicago and as of 2016 are a subsidiary of Werner and combined, they have over 185 years experience in the printing and engraving industry.





(Written & Compiled by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY, 14052, meibohmfinearts.com, sources: americanprinter.com, online news article, “Werner printings acquires Holmes Engraving”, June 29, 2004; piworld.com, brief news article. “Across the Nation: Chicago”; rehold.com; books.google.com, online digitized book, The American Stationer, Pg. 84, Vol. 40, No. 1, July 2, 1896; eBay.com, brief company information; books.google.com, online digitized book, Certified List of Domestic and Foreign Corporations For the Year 1922, Pg. 543, Illinois Printing Company, Printers and Blank Book Makers, Danville, IL, 1922; geni.com, brief genealogical information; sortedbyname.com, brief genealogical information; manta.com, brief company information.)