Henry Altemus Company
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|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
The firm started as a bookbindery. In 1863, Altemus was awarded a patent for a particular type of binding for photographic albums. These albums were huge sellers for Altemus and was the mainstay of their publishing business until the mid-1880s. The albums were supplanted by Bibles in the 1880s. Starting in 1889, books were published with the Henry Altemus imprint. Like other publishers of its era, it published a wide variety of titles, in a wide variety of formats. The company published over two hundred series. These series can be seen listed at henryaltemus.com. More than 95% of all the published works of Henry Altemus were in series form.
- "Henry Altemus Company - History & Overview". 31 March 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.