Hines Strobridge (November 28, 1828 - April 11, 1909) was a Cincinnati lithographer active in the second half of the 19th century. Strobridge was born in Solon, New York. He moved to Cincinnati in 1843, taking work at a local dry goods store. Strobridge joined Middleton, Wallace and Company, Cincinnati engravers and printers, in 1854. He became a partner five years later in 1859, when the firm was renamed 'Middleton, Strobridge, and Co'. In 1861 W. R. Wallace emigrated to Australia, and Strobridge fully took over the firm. They thrived during the Civil War (1861 - 1865) issuing political and battle prints. After the war, the German immigrant Herman Gerlach joined the firm. Gerlach studied lithography at Sage and Sons of Buffalo and brought with him new lithographic techniques - including chromolithography. In 1866 a devastating fire destroyed the firm, but flush with capital, the used it as an opportunity to grow, expanding to a larger premises and investing in modern steam presses. For the next 30 years, Strobridge dominated the lucrative 'Circus Poster' market. They became experts at piecing together multiple prints to create enormous billboards - one measuring 25 x 100 feet. Strobridge died of a heart attack in 1909, at 86. The firm continued to operate after Strobridge's death until it was absorbed into Crocker Lithographic.