The Jay T. Last Collection of Personal Care Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 865 printed items related to grooming
and personal care in the United States from approximately 1832 to 1931,
with the bulk of the content dating from 1860 to 1900. Most items are lithographs, but engravings and woodcuts are also included.
The collection deals with products and services relating to grooming, cleansing, and preserving one’s hair,
scalp, skin, or teeth to promote individual hygiene or to beautify one’s appearance.
approximately 865 items
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