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Jay T. Last Collection of Agriculture Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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Description
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.
Extent
approximately 1,375 items
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.