Root and Tinker (c. 1870-1896) was a famous late 19th-century publishing house based in New York City. Among their primary productions were advertisements, broadside, and prints, although they also sold other print matter. The company was founded as a partnership between Charles Towner Root (1849-1938), the owner of the Root Newspaper Association and son of composer George Frederick Root, and Franklin H. Tinker (1852 – 1890). Over time, and especially following the death of Franklin Tinker in 1890, the company changed focus several times. During their heyday, however, Root & Tinker were renowned for advancing their clients’ interests and celebrating the heads of various industries in print.