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Prints and Ephemera, Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2178
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
Collections with online items: 11
Physical collections: 19
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Aeronautica Collection: Prints and Ephemera

This finding aid describes the more than 600 prints and ephemera contained within the Huntington Library’s Aeronautica collection. These materials date from 1762 to 1940 and document the early history of balloon flight primarily in France and England, as well...

 
American Indian Print Collection

This collection contains prints of American Indians mainly from the Midwestern and Eastern United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the prints depict romanticized views of Native Americans, including but not limited to their daily life, peaceful...

 
American Sheet Music Collection

The American Sheet Music Collection illustrates the physical and thematic development of sheet music printed in the United States from the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. The collection includes over items, the bulk of which spans the...

 
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French Fashion Plates

This collection contains approximately 2,400 fashion plates from primarily French periodicals dating from 1807-1897 that depict contemporary fashions for women, men, and children, with the majority focused on women's fashions.

 
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Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Beverage Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American 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...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Civil War and Military Prints

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Civil War and Military Prints and Posters consists of over 330 printed works, mostly lithographs. Intaglio and relief prints are also included. The majority of the collection, approximately 250 prints, depict or relate...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Entertainment: Circus Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Circus Prints and Ephemera contains more than 650 printed items that relate to circuses in the United States from the 1850s to the 1990s. The collection consists of advertising and promotional materials,...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera contains more than 1,800 printed items primarily advertising theatrical and musical entertainment and related performers in the United States from 1839 to the 1940s, with the majority...

 
Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Entertainment: Theatrical Broadsides and Playbills

This collection contains approximately 1,000 printed 19th and early 20th century entertainment broadsides, playbills, and related advertisements, and forms a subset within the Jay T. Last American Entertainment Collection. These items date from 1809 to 1923, with the bulk spanning...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Fairs and Expositions Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American 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...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Firefighting Prints and Ephemera

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 in the United States from approximately 1820 to 1909. The collection consists...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Food: California Citrus Box Labels

The California Citrus Box Labels, a subset within the Jay T. Last Collection of American Food, contains more than 1000 lithographed labels that relate to the California citrus industry in the United States from 1880 to 1960, with the bulk...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Maritime Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Maritime Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 1,150 printed items that pertain to travel, shipping, and other maritime-related activities and businesses in the United States primarily dating from the second half of the 19th...

 
Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Transportation: N.N. Hill Brass Company Business Correspondence

The N. N. Hill Brass Company business correspondence, a subset within the Jay T. Last Collection of American Transportation, contains records of the N.N. Hill Brass Company, a bell manufacturing company in East Hampton, Connecticut, that date from the early...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Transportation Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Transportation Prints and Ephemera contains more than 730 printed items that relate to land-based modes of transportation primarily in the United States from the 1820s to the early 1900s. The bulk of the...

 
Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Transportation: Railroad Passes

The Railroad Passes in the Jay T. Last Collection of American Transportation consist of over 3,000 railroad passes issued primarily by American railroad companies to individuals in the 19th and 20th centuries, with the bulk of the collection dating from...

 
Last (Jay T.) Collection of American Transportation Railroad Stock and Bond Certificates

The Railroad Stock and Bond Certificates in the Jay T. Last Collection of American Transportation consist of more than 1,100 railroad stock and bond certificates primarily issued by American railroad companies to individuals in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Last (Jay T.) Collection of American View Prints

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...

Last (Jay T.) Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera

The Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 6,900 items dating from the 1570s to the 1940s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1825 to 1900. This collection consists of fashion plates, advertising prints,...