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Jay T. Last Collection of Beverage Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Beverage Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 2,650 printed items advertising beverage products and related businesses in the United States from the 1840s to the 1940s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1850 to 1915. The collection consists largely of lithographed ephemeral items produced for American businesses affiliated with the manufacture, distribution, and sale of beverages such as coffee, tea, juice, milk, carbonated beverages, and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, whiskey, and other liquors.
approximately 2,650 items
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