Department of Special Collections
William Penn Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia Lithographers: Peter Kramer (1823-1907)

Peter Kramer, painter and lithographer, was born near Munich in1823. He emigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled in Philadelphia where he worked for Peter S. Duval until 1857. For a brief period in the 1850s (1850 or 1851) Kramer was also associ ated with Lewis N. Rosenthal, another Philadelphia lithographer. A small number of prints were issued under the company name Kramer & Rosenthal. Kramer returned to Europe in 1858 and worked in Huttgart. He was expelled for caricaturing the king and return ed to New York to open his own studio. He died in Brooklyn in 1907.

Illustrations by Peter Kramer in the Collection
Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationImage
Box 25
no. 64
Seeking Fortunes ; and Ah! Would that Happy Day Were Near : as sung by Madame Anna Bishop at her concerts, and in La Sfogato / arranged by N. C. Bochsa Philadelphia : A. Fiot, 1849 None Color: portrait of Anna Bishop / on stone by P. Kramer ; P. S. Duval's Steam Lith. Press Anna Bishop

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