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Gustav Aboltin
Jan Agati Abbarno
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
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
M.F. Tobin Litho., N.Y. U.S.A. (American Publisher, c1877-1907) were wholesale and retail art publishers, art printers, and engravers who published and sold millions of Victorian trade cards, window advertisements, art prints, war pictures, books, children’s books, baseball trade card sets, and various other advertising publications in the late 19th Century through 1907 in New York City. They were one of the largest and most successful publishing houses in the city and supplied thousands of businesses such as butchers, bakers, shoemakers, grocers, dry goods houses, and saloons—every kind of store used their publishing and printing services for their advertising needs.

The company was started by Michael F. Tobin (Irish-American, c1844-1907) around 1877 and the company was located at 299 Broadway and later expanded to 273 Broadway in the city. They are also sometimes listed as M.F. Tobin, New York. The company employed artists, engravers, lithographers and they had their own shipping division with the manager of the publishing house being Mr. F. Segemann. Tobin originally emigrated from Ireland to the United States and had served under the U.S. Navy Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (American, 1801-1870) in the Civil War. For over twenty-five years, Tobin had also been the commander of the Associated Veterans of Farragut’s Fleet, which had their headquarters located at the Company’s 299 Broadway location. In addition, he was the historian of the Battle of Mobile Bay (1864), and had numerous letters and other historical data in his collection from President Lincoln, Admiral Farragut and other prominent persons.

Tobin lived at Coney Island on the shore near Seagate, Brooklyn, NY, and had a daughter by the name of Elizabeth (née Tobin) Maxwell. Tobin died at his residence at Coney Island on Wednesday, September 11, 1907 and the funeral was held that following Sunday at his daughter’s home at 128 Halsey Street. The mass service was held at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Throop Avenue & McDonough Street. Twelve Rear Admirals of the Navy were present at the service along with Admiral Dewey, of whom Tobin had also written a book about, titled Records and Battles of Admiral George Dewey. Tobin was also an avid art collector and his large collection was worth about $2,000,000 at the time of his death (about $47,100,000 in today’s standards), which is a huge sum for that time period. It was purported that he never sold any of his paintings.

(Rewritten & compiled chronologically by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY, 11/2010,, Sources:;, online digitized pamphlet, Printers’ Ink: A Journal for Advertisers, “War Pictures for Advertising Purposes.”, Volume 23, No. 13, June 29, Pg. 6, George P. Rowell & Co., Publishers, 10 Spruce Street, NYC, 1898;, “Purchasing Power of Money in the United States from 1774 to 2009”;, article preview from the obituary section, The New York Times, “Obituary Notes: Michael F. Tobin; M.F. Tobin’s Funeral.; Dewey to Attend Services Over Commander of Farragut’s Veterans.”, September 14, 1907;, online digitized memoirs, A Sailor of Fortune: Personal Memoirs of Captain B.S. Osbon, by Albert Bigelow Paine, McClure, Phillips & Co., NYC, Pearson Publishing Company, Pg. 197, 1906;, online digitized directory, Caspar’s Directory of the American Book, News and Stationary Trade: Wholesale and Retail, by C.N. Caspar, Milwaukee, WI, Pg. 901, New York, Offices of “The Publisher’s Weekly.”, Riverside Printing Company, Milwaukee, WI, 1889.)