James Ackerman (1816 - March 24, 1864) was an American painter, engraver, and lithographer active in New York City in the mid-19th century. Ackerman was born in New York. He rose to prominence as a lithographer and painter - best known for his floral prints, some of which were favorably lauded by none other than Edgar Allen Poe. He was also associated with the banner and sign painting firm of Ackerman and Miller until his death. His offices were at 120 Fulton Street and later at 379 Broadway. He frequently printed for the U.S. government, including work for the U.S. Coast Survey and the General Land Office. I have found few references to what happened to Ackerman later in life, but his residence at death is identified as the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. Ackerman is interred in Brooklyn at Greenwood Cemetery.

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