The Jay T. Last Collection of 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 from 1850 to 1915. The collection consists largely of lithographed ephemeral items produced for American businesses
affiliated with the manufacture, distribution, and sale of beverages such as coffee, tea, juice, milk, carbonated beverages,
and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, whiskey, and other liquors.
approximately 2,650 items
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.
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.