The Jay T. Last Collection of Views Prints and Ephemera consists of approximately 250 mostly lithographic items depicting
physical locales, primarily in the United States.
These images date from approximately 1815 to approximately 1921 and include town and city views; pictorial maps and plans;
landscapes and waterscapes; scenes of rural and wilderness areas; commercial and
residential streets and individual buildings and structures; parks, bridges, and monuments; and a small number of interior
views. Generic dwellings as well as homes of famous people are also contained here.
The images often incorporate depictions of people, animals, street traffic, trains, railroad activity, and structures, but
share a focus on place, as opposed to genre scenes of everyday life or company- or product-based advertisements.
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