Item No: pdcc00015
Title: Hoffy's lithographic & painting establishment. 88 Walnut St. Philadelphia. [graphic]
Print and Picture Collection
Advertisement containing classical architectural elements and figures to promote the lithographic studio of the English-born artist Alfred Hoffy. Image includes the advertising text printed on a centrally-located monument adorned with column details. An eagle rests on the top of the stone piece. A woman in Roman garb holding a bird on her finger stands to the left and a boy in Roman garb clutching a bird to his chest stands to the right of the monument. Trees and a tree stump form the background to the figures. Hoffy operated from 88 Walnut Street 1844-1847. He was also a pomological enthusiast and the artist for and publisher of the first illustrated American journal devoted to fruit cultivation, the "Orchardist's Companion," published 1841-1842. He attempted two other pomological publications in 1851 and 1860.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Castner 26:8
Hoffy's lithographic & painting establishment. 88 Walnut St. Philadelphia. [graphic] : Scriptural & historical designs & illustrations. Correct likenesses landscapes, interior & exterior views of churches & other edifices. Country, city & sea views. Steam-boats, ships, animals, birds, fruit & flowers. Anatomical drawings. Military & firemen's certificates, reviews & parades. Music titles. Perspective drawings from the elevation plans of architects or builders. Machinery, pictorial business cards, diplomas &c &c. All executed in the best style of lithography or painted in oils or water colours. From life nature or real objects in correct drawing & true perspective. 88 Walnut St. 88. 3d house above Fourth, south side.
Hoffy, Alfred M., approximately 1790- - Lithographer