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Paul Ambille
East Aurora Art Walk
The Living American Art, Inc., 55 5th Ave., New York
Cornelius A. Bartels
Jean Benner
Julius Bien
Thomas Blinks
M. Henry Bonnefoi
Anatol Bouchet
John Brach & Sean Witucki
McLoughlin Brothers, NY
Catherine Brown
Frances Brundage
Samuel John Carter
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
Leon Emile Fernand Danchin
Tano de Simone
Walt Disney Company
Grace G. Drayton
F. Dürrnberger
Josef Eidenberger
E. Hedley Fitton
Myles 'Birket' Foster
Rachelle Francis
Giuseppe Gambino
Marie-Francois Firmen Girard
Elaine Grisanti
Charles Wesley Haist
William Harring Von Ammon (AKA William Harring)
Karl Herzog
Mindy Hesslink
Curtis & Cameron, Inc., Boston, MA & NYC
Colegrove Bros., Inc., Publishing-Buffalo, NY
Reproducta, Inc.-Publishers
Willy Jäger (AKA Willy Jager)
Dennis Barraclough & James Vullo (1914-1999)
Lawrence Josset
Sarita Kennedy Arden
Joseph Keppler, Jr. (AKA Uto J. Keppler)
Michael Killelea
Alonzo Kimball
Willy Köchler
Karoline Korössy (Korossy)
L. Kreitz
Western New York Land Conservancy
Maria Laurendi
Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, FRS
Le Roy
Sir Frederick Leighton, PRA
Bernard Lignon
Ivan Lindhé
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Gray Lithographic Co., NY
Antonio Lonza
Mario Mariani
V. Mariani
G. Mariani
Louis Mettling
Mill Road Scenic Overlook
Roderic Montagu O'Connor
Geoff Mowery
G. Nasi
Byron Glee Newton
Cindi O'Mara
Emanuel Oberhauser (or Emmanuel Oberhauser)
Susan Z. Ott
Hickok & Pate, NY
Henry Greenwood Peabody
Ruth Carolyn Percival
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
John A. Ruthven
F. Schenkel
Kath Schifano
Pieter Hendrik Schor
Tavik Frantisek Simon
Buffalo Society of Artists
Norine Spurling
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
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
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Niagara Lithograph Company (American Publishers & Lithographers, 1896-1967) were located at 1050 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY. The company printed chromolithographs and various lithographs, calendars, advertisements, trade cards, WWI posters, promotional pamphlets, other art posters, cardboard signs, as well as on metal and various postage stamps. The company was also known for printing much of the Coca-Cola cardboard signs from 1930-1940, and other notable corporations who were clients included; Colgate, Canada Dry, and Firestone. Alternate company names found across publications and online include; Niagara Lith. Co., Niagara Lithograph Co., and Niagara Lithographic Co.

The company’s history can be traced back to Hugh M. Clay who had worked in lithography firms for ten years before going into partnership with Herman Cosack in 1864 to form Clay, Cosack & Company (American Lithographers, 1864-1879). The company printed a variety of lithographic products to include; chromolithographs, trade cards, art prints, seed packets, medicine labels, tourist cards etc. In 1879, Clay left the firm to start a new partnership with Henry A. Richmond to form Clay & Richmond (American Lithographers, 1879-1886). Their firm concentrated on printing chromolithographic trade cards and labels, and when Clay retired in 1886, the company became the Richmond Lithographing Company (American Lithographers, 1886-1896). In 1896, the firm changed its name yet again to the Niagara Lithograph Company after it was purchased by Hugo R. Monro, John J. McWillams (who served as president), and his son-in-law Horace Reed. After McWilliams death in 1912, Reed took over the company.

In 1967, Niagara Lithograph Co. consolidated with Sale Lithograph Co. (American Lithographers, 1904-1967) to form Sale-Niagara, Inc. (1967-1992). In 1977, Sale-Niagara was purchased by Walter Jaworski (of Miken Companies Inc., Unionized Commercial Printers, 1976-2005), and by 1992 the two printing companies had merged. During its highly productive years, the company printed for many famous publishing giants to include; The National Geographic Society, Dell, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Random House and Bantam Doubleday, for which the company produced more than 13 million hard and paperback covers for titles by the famous bestselling author, attorney, politician and activist John Grisham (American, 1955-). “After reaching a peak in 1993 of $21.94 million, revenues at the Cheektowaga company stagnated in the late 1990’s, dropping to $17 million. In early 2002, Miken lost one of its largest customers when it acquired a printing company of its own, which resulted in a loss of about $6 million, Bolas said. The company ended 2004 with about $10 million in revenues and was on track for about the same for 2005”[1]. Unfortunately Miken couldn’t turn around the debt-laden company and they were forced to close their doors in mid September of 2005, leaving about 80 employees out of work.

(Rewritten in parts & compiled by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY 14052,, sources:, “Niagara Lithograph Co. 1896-1990’s, Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY”;;, online digitized newspaper article, Courier Express, “Lithograph Firms to Consolidate”, Pg. 8, Tuesday August 22, 1967, PDF Buffalo NY Courier Express 1967 a - 2575.pdf; and quote [1], “Cheektowaga printer shutting down”, by Tracey Drury, Business First, Monday, September 12, 2005;, “Sale-Niagara, Inc.”.)