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Jay T. Last Collection of Agriculture Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Agriculture Prints and Ephemera contains roughly 1,375 items from approximately 1818 to 1917, with the majority of material dating from 1850 to 1900. The collection consists mainly of advertising prints and ephemera that promote businesses whose products and services relate to crop and hay farming, including the tools, equipment, supplies, and structures used for cultivating soil; raising, harvesting, and storing crops; irrigating land; growing grasses for animal fodder; and marking territory lines or separating fields and pastures. Agricultural machinery and implement companies dominate. Manufacturers and dealers of fertilizer, water pumps, windmills, and fencing supplies are also represented, as are certificates issued by or pertaining to agricultural societies and organizations.
approximately 1,375 items
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