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Bradford, L. H., Lith. – Boston
Lodowick H. Bradford (1820–85) was one of Boston's most accomplished lithographers; he began his career as an engraver. In 1849 he married Martha Brown of Gloucester and for the rest of his life divided his time between Boston and Cape Ann. Bradford entered his first partnership with Eben Tappan in 1849, and formed Tappan & Bradford. After Tappan's death, Bradford continued his work under the title L. H. Bradford & Co. and later under L. H. Bradford. He went back to his engraving roots over time and left the lithography business around 1860. That he and Lane knew each other seems certain, and is the likely reason that Lane chose to have Bradford print the 1859 lithograph of Gloucester, View of Gloucester, Mass., c.1855, and Castine, from Hospital Island published in 1855.
This information has been summarized from Boston Lithography 1825–1880 by Sally Pierce and Catharina Slautterback.
“Tappan and Bradford: Boston Lithographers with Essex County Associations” by Bettina A. Norton. Appeared in the Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 114, no. 2, 149–60.