Charles Hart (March 10, 1824 - October 9, 1914) was a pioneering British-American lithographer active in New York from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Hart was born in London and immigrated to New York as a child. He briefly worked in a glassware shop before, in 1939, becoming an lithographer's apprentice under George Endicott (June 14, 1802 - 1848). Five years later in 1844 is graduated from his apprenticeship, joined the fully-paid staff of Endicott Lithography. He must have been greatly appreciated within the firm, as in 1850, his salary of 20 USD a week was among the highest in the trade. When the Endicott offices burnt to the ground in 1859, Hart moved to the firm of Robertson, Siebert and Shearman. When this partnership collapsed in 1861, Hart partnered with James Alpheus Sherman (1816 - 1890), creating the firm 'Shearman and Hart.' Shearman left the firm to peruse a legal career shortly thereafter and from this point forward, Hart published independently. Hart retired from active lithography in 1911, when his sons, Francis and Horace Hart, took over. He died in 1914.