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Jay T. Last Collection of American Views: Finding Aid
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The prints in the Jay T. Last Collection of American Views consist of over 190 mostly lithographic prints depicting physical locales primarily in the United States. These images date from 1824 to 1913, with the bulk of the items dating between 1840 and 1890, and include town and city views; pictorial maps and plans; landscapes and waterscapes; scenes of rural and wilderness areas; commercial and residential streets and individual buildings and structures; parks, bridges, and monuments; and a small number of interior views. The view prints form part of the Jay T. Last Collection of Lithographic and Social History and provide rich resources for the study of nineteenth and early twentieth century American printing history, visual culture, and social history.
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In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.