The Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera
contains approximately 7,500 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, broadsides, and promotional ephemera produced for clothiers and
tailors, dry goods suppliers, garment manufacturers, fashion publications, and
textile companies affiliated with the design, production, and/or sale of clothing,
accessories, and dry goods. While most of the materials are American, there are also
notable quantities of foreign items in the collection, including French fashion
plates and foreign textile labels.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the visual materials,
researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library
Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the
owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.