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Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera contains over 7,900 printed items advertising household items, products, and related businesses in the United States from the 1830s to the 1920s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1850 to 1900. The collection consists largely of lithographed ephemeral items produced for American businesses affiliated with the manufacture, distribution, and sale of furnishings, appliances, cleaning products, and related tools and supplies. Pets and pet products are also found here.
approximately 7,915 items
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