Abraham Lincoln Engraving -After a haunting 1863 photograph of President Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner. Engraving by Reinthal and Newman, New York. With a hand written exert from Edwin Markham's poem "Lincoln Man of the People" -
" He held his place—
Reinthal & Newman, NY (American Publishers, 1906-1928), were also associated with The House of Art, NY which was the distributive arm of the company. In 1896 Albert Emanuel Reinthal (German-American, c1872-1933) immigrated to New York City and originally started the firm of Reinthal & Gross (1896-1905) who sold picture frames and room mouldings, but the company later dissolved. In 1906, Reinthal later partnered with Stephen (Sigmund) Lang Newman (American, 19th Century-1952) to form the Reinthal & Newman publishing company. Reinthal was president and Newman was vice president, but also held the treasurer position as well as secretary later on. Newman later changed his name from Sigmund to Stephen, and by 1915 he was the head of the company. Albert also had brother by the name of Dr. Jonas Emanuel Reinthaler (German-American, c1869-) who was the secretary for the Reinthal & Newman company. The company initially produced and sold thousands of postcards from 1906-1920, when they then began to publish art prints, Musée series of old masters works, mezzo prints, and lithographs from the original illustrations of many famous artists, as well as other works of art. Some of the famous artists included; Maxfield Parrish, Howard Chandler Christy, Harrison Fisher, Jesse Wilcox Smith, Phillip Boileau, and many others. Probably their most famous postcard and subsequent print they sold, was for the illustration “Daybreak” (1922) by Maxfield Parrish. Reinthal & Newman utilized a lithographic technology so accurate that Maxfield Parrish entrusted his paintings to be reproduced to match the rich colors and tones in his pieces. The company was located at 106-110 W. 29th Street in NYC, and later a division at 59 West Nineteenth St. in the city. The company used several American printers for their postcards and prints, to include; The American Colortype Company (NYC & Chicago), Brett Lithography, Quarrdi-Color Co. (NYC), and the United States Lithograph and Printing Company (NYC). They also had a London imprint division (England) located at 62 Great Russell St., and their London printers were Charles H. Hauff, J. Beagles & Co., and Wildt & Kray. The company went out of business in 1928, but the House of Art went on to distribute art prints, cards, puzzles, and books through the 1950’s. Albert Reinthal’s original German name was Reinthaler, and he later dropped the ‘er’ from his name, more than likely as a result of his immigration to America. He later married Daisy (née Heavenrich, [originally Himmelreich], American, 1874-) in August 1, 1898, and they had three sons; Edward (born c1901-), Albert E. Jr. (born c1903-) and John R. (b. 1906-).
Edwin Markham was an American poet. From 1923 to 1931 he was Poet Laureate of Oregon. Edwin Markham was born in Oregon City, Oregon, and was the youngest of 10 children; his parents divorced shortly after his birth. At the age of four, he moved to Lagoon Valley, an area northeast of San Francisco; there, he lived with his sister and mother. He worked on the family's farm beginning at twelve. Although his mother was opposed to his pursuing higher education, he studied literature at the California College in Vacaville, California, and received his teacher's certificate in 1870. In 1872 he graduated from San Jose State Normal School and in 1873 finished his studies of classics at Christian College in Santa Rosa. He went by "Charles" until about 1895, when he was about 43, when he started using "Edwin."
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