The Jay T. Last Collection of Science Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 40 printed items related to science and natural
history in the United States from 1840 to approximately 1921,
with the bulk of the content dating from 1880 to 1900. Most items are lithographs, but engravings and woodcuts are also included.
The collection deals with products, services, activities, and imagery relating to the
pursuit of knowledge by observation and/or experimentation in the fields of physical science: astronomy, chemistry, earth
science, ecology, oceanography, and physics; life science: biology, botany, and zoology; and
pseudoscience: astrology, alchemy, occult beliefs, and phrenology. Scientific illustrations, equipment, lectures, and expeditions
can be found here.
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