Isaac Friedenwald (July 25, 1831 - March 25, 1904) was a German-Jewish-American Baltimore based lithographer and printer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Friedenwald was born in Hesse, Germany, but emigrated to the United States with is parents in 1831, when he was 2 months old. During the American Civil War (1861 - 1865), Friedenwald fought for the Confederate cause. In 1875, Louis E. E Levy, also an Orthodox Jew, patented the Levytype Process, a photo-lithographic technique. Along with Levy and William Deutsch, Friedenwald founded the Levytype Photo-Engraving Company, based at 103 W. Fayette Street. The company's name was almost immediately changed to 'Isaac Friedenwald Company', perhaps suggesting some internal conflict. Levy left the firm in 1877, taking his equipment with him. Friedenwald nonetheless persevered, purchasing new presses ande adjacent business, including a bindery. In 1893 a new entity is formed, the Friedenwald Company, which then fully acquired 'Isaac Friedenwald Company'. In 1906, well after Friedenwald's death, the firm was taken over by Nathan Billstein (18?? - 1931) and Simon Dalsheimer (1858 - 1948), who renamed it Lord Baltimore Press. In 1970, Lord Baltimore Press was absorbed by International Paper.

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