Thomas Meehan (1826 - 1901) was a British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as gardener at Kew Gardens, then moved to Germantown in Philadelphia.
He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly and editor of Gardener’s Monthly. He was also Professor of Vegetable Physiology to the Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture.
He is best known for his work attempting to illustrate the entire flora of the USA. His prints were based on water colors by Alois Lunzer, an excellent Austrian botanical painter who emigrated to Philadelphia.
Here are some of the lithographs of flora of the USA for you to choose from. They are genuine antique prints, made in 1878.