George Girdler Smith
George Girdler Smith (September 8, 1795 in Danvers, Massachusetts – December 18, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an engraver in 19th-century Boston. He kept a studio on Washington Street. Collaborators included William B. Annin (Annin & Smith, 1820s-1830s), Charles A. Knight and George H. Tappan (Smith, Knight & Tappan, ca.1850s).
Smith belonged to several civic and social groups in Boston, including the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston Light Infantry, and the Freemasons. "In the year 1819 he was initiated a Freemason in Columbian Lodge, and in 1826 became its master, holding the position, at intervals of time, for 7 years. ... He was subsequently master of the Massachusetts Lodge, and deputy grand master in 1837-1839." He died December 18, 1878, in Boston.
- Engravings by Smith
Gore Hall, Harvard College, 1840
Ribbon badge, William Henry Harrison Convention, Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1840
Fort Duquesne; plan of the field of battle and disposiotion of the troops: as they were on the March at the time of the attack July 9, 1755
- William Dunlap (1918). A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States. 3. C.E. Goodspeed & Co. OCLC 847945617.
- Boston Directory. 1848.
- "William B. Annin. Born and died in Massachusetts. He was probably a pupil of Abel Bowen, as he was working for Bowen in 1813. After doing considerable work over his own name, in 1823, he became a partner of George Girdler Smith." Cf. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early American Engraving Upon Copper: 1727-1850. NY: Grolier Club. 1908. p. 7.
- Boston Directory. 1858.
- New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 33, April 1879, p. 276
- "George Girdler Smith", Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society: 1871-1880, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 7, 1907
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- Boston Public Library. Plan of Boston comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge, by G.G. Smith, 1846. Later versions: 1851, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860.