American, 19th century, male.
Born 1803, in New Germantown (New Jersey); died 1880, in Morristown (New Jersey).
Joseph Alexander Adams worked for several years as a printer and then devoted himself to engraving on wood, which he initially studied alone. He later received advice from the engraver Alexander Anderson. He became a master and, with his pupils and collaborators, undertook the great work that made his reputation, ...