The Jay T. Last Collection of American Firefighting Prints
and Ephemera contains more than 150 printed items that relate to firefighting and the activities and organizations of firemen
the United States from approximately 1820 to 1909. The collection consists of advertising and promotional materials,
business records, and illustrations produced for or pertaining to firefighting
organizations, related social or charitable events, and firefighting vehicles,
equipment, and supplies.
approximately 150 items
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