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Jay T. Last Collection of Fairs and Expositions Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Fairs and Expositions Prints and Ephemera contains more than 1,900 printed items that relate to fairs, exhibitions, expositions, and other similar gatherings and events in the United States from 1834 to 1970, with the bulk of material pertaining to the United States Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876. The collection consists of advertising prints, promotional ephemera, business records, and illustrations produced for specific events, for exhibitors at these events, and for businesses that provided collateral services to event-goers including food, lodging, and transportation.
approximately 1,900 items
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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.