Thomas J. Shepherd Landis (1861 - December 26, 1939) was an American illustrator and artist. Born in Philadelphia, he began working as a lithographer at the age of 14 and eventually attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts of Philadelphia. He is best known for his 1916 bird's-eye view of Newark, New Jersey, created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city. Landis was also responsible for the engraving of Thomas O'Dea's bird's-eye view of the Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia for the lithographic firm Siebert and Brothers. He also produced drawings for the Pennsylvania Railroad as promotions for their routes to Atlantic City and Cape May. By the end of his career, Landis had held staff positions on Leslie's Weekly and The Toledo Blade. Landis married his wife Lillian R. Landis with whom he had three daughters.

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