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Jay T. Last Collection of Maritime Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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Series I. Maritime Prints and Ephemera (small size) 1704-1939 (bulk 1840-1890)

Physical Description: approximately 1,090 items in 11 binders and 1 flat-top box

Scope and Content

This series contains approximately 1,090 small-size printed items that pertain to travel, shipping, and other maritime-related activities and businesses in the United States from 1704 to 1939. The materials consist of advertising and promotional ephemera, illustrations, and business records relevant to steamship companies, sailing vessels, shipping entities, passenger lines, and related businesses and publications. The vast majority of these items are bills of lading and steamship passes, but the collection also has trade cards, timetables, booklets, directory ads, menus, passenger lists, postcards, handbills, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text.
Items smaller than 8 x 10 inches are housed in binders, while items that are between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are individually sleeved and arranged in folders in one box.

Arrangement

Small-size items are arranged by company, with the exception of bills of lading. Bills of lading are organized geographically by state followed by city of departure, and then ordered chronologically within each city grouping.
Binder  1

Bills of Lading, AL-MD by state (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  2

Bills of Lading, MA-NJ by state (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 80 items
Binder  3

Bills of Lading, NY, 1760-1859 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  4

Bills of Lading, NY, 1860-1899 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 60 items
Binder  5

Bills of Lading, NC-PA by state (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  6

Bills of Lading, RI-VA by state & Wash. D.C. (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 75 items
Binder  7

Steamboat Lines, U.S. & Canada, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  8

Steamboat Lines, Transoceanic, A-N by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 105 items
Binder  9

Steamboat Lines, Transoceanic, O-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 60 items
Binder  10

Steamboat Passes, A-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 155 items
Binder  11

Steamboat Passes, M-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 165 items
Box  1

Maritime Prints and Ephemera (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 15 items
 

Series II. Maritime Prints and Ephemera (large size) 1825-approximately 1942 (bulk 1840-1890)

Physical Description: 57 items

Scope and Content

This series contains 57 large-size printed items pertaining to travel, shipping, and other maritime-related activities and businesses in the United States from 1825 to approximately 1942, with the majority of items dating from 1840 to 1890. The series is comprised mainly of lithographed advertising prints produced for steamship companies, including both domestic and transoceanic passenger and commercial services.
Genres represented include advertising prints, certificates, broadsides, and documentary prints. The series contains color-printed, hand-colored, and uncolored images that range in size from approximately 11 x 14 inches to 30 x 40 inches.

Arrangement

Items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
priJLC_MAR_001387

The packet-boat Shenandoah, Capt. S. Compson, will hereafter leave Montezuma for Geneva daily ... Sept. 12, 1845. 12 September 1845

Printers: Democrat Print
priJLC_MAR_001395

Enrollment. : No. 44 Forty Four. 25 August 1837

priJLC_MAR_001396

Warden's Office of the Port of Philadelphia. 14 March 1877

priJLC_MAR_001397

Midnight race on the Mississippi. approximately 1872-1883

Printers: Kelly, Thos., active 1867-1868 Publishers: Kelly, Thos., active 1867-1868
priJLC_MAR_001399

View of the English steamer Caledonia wrecked on Cape Cod, Jan. 1st. 1863. 1863-1864

Printers: Tidd, M. M., 1827-1895
priJLC_MAR_001400

View of the U.S. Mail Steamship Company's premises, : Aspinwall N. G. ©1854

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910; Otis, Fessenden N. (Fessenden Nott), 1825-1900 Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001402

Norwich Steamboat Line. Inland route for New York. Spring arrangement. 1860. 1860

Printers: Clapp, David, 1806-1893
priJLC_MAR_001403

Plymouth Rock. Official paper of the most superb steam excursion palace in the world. 1875

priJLC_MAR_001404

The Suffolk and California Mutual Trading & Mining Association. approximately 1850

Printers: Propeller Power Presses
priJLC_MAR_001405

State line : Austin, Baldwin & Co. General agents. 1871-1886

Printers: Hatch Lith. Co.
priJLC_MAR_001406

Bark Catalpa, of New Bedford. ©1876

Artists: Russell, E. N. Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_MAR_001409

Pilot boat "Gypsey." approximately 1856-1861

Artists: Drew, Clement, 1806-1889 Printers: Weingartner, A.
priJLC_MAR_001410

From the old to the new world--German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer. 7 November 1874

Publishers: Harper & Brothers
priJLC_MAR_001413

Explosion of the Alfred Thomas at Easton PA. March 6th. 1860. 1860

Artists: Queen, Jas. (James), 1824-approximately 1877 Printers: P.S. Duval & Son Publishers: Bixler & Corwin
priJLC_MAR_001414

View in Boston harbour. 1835-1840

Printers: T. Moore’s Lithography
priJLC_MAR_001415

The missionary steam-barkentine, "Morning Star." 1884

Artists: Webber, W. Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_MAR_001416

Screw Dock Co. between Market and Pike Streets East River. 1853-1886

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001417

New-York and New-Haven steamboat line. 1825

priJLC_MAR_001419

Charles Houghton. 1856-1864

Printers: Bufford, John Henry, 1810-1870
priJLC_MAR_001420

Lake Superior Transit Co. 1875-1892

Printers: Gies & Co.
priJLC_MAR_001421

Scene on the upper Mississippi. approximately 185-?

Printers: F. Sala & Co.
priJLC_MAR_001424

[Washington Irving] approximately 1913-1926

priJLC_MAR_001425

The grandest palace drawing room steamers in the world. Drew and St. John. 1877-1893

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: Currier & Ives
priJLC_MAR_001426

The Great Eastern. Designed by I. K. Brunel Esqr. approximately 1858

Printers: Magnus, Charles
priJLC_MAR_001427

Anchor Line sailing regularly between New York Glasgow via Londonderry. Henderson Brothers, general agents New York - Chicago. 1891-1898

priJLC_MAR_001428

Cunard Line New York, Boston, Liverpool and Queenstown. 1901-1905

Printers: American Lithographic Co.
priJLC_MAR_001429

Cunard Line between New York or Boston, Queenstown and Liverpool, passage tickets to & from all parts of Europe at lowest prices. 1882-1888

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
priJLC_MAR_001430

Mallory Line to and from Florida. 1873-1888

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
priJLC_MAR_001431

Mallory S. S. Lines to Texas and Florida. 1873-1888

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
priJLC_MAR_001432

Jupiter of Philaa. 1853-1886

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001437

Steamer Foh-Kien. approximately 1863

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001438

Steamer Drew. 1867

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001441

Metropolitan Steamship Co. Daily outside line between New York & Boston. approximately 1873-1886

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001442

Steamship Knoxville New York & Savannah Steam Navigation Co. 1849-1856

Artists: Cleveland, James A., 1811- Printers: Nagel & Weingärtner
priJLC_MAR_001444

Empire City Line Pacific steam ship Northerner. 1842-1851

Printers: Palmer & Co. (1842-1851)
priJLC_MAR_001446

Appearance of the U.S. steamer Massachusetts when dismasted at 2 p.m. Septr. 22d 1854. approximately 1854

Artists: Davids, Oscur Printers: Martinet, Alf.
priJLC_MAR_001447

Anchor Line transatlantic & Mediterranean steamships sail regularly every Wednesday & Saturday. approximately 1871-1875

Printers: George F. Nesbitt & Co.
priJLC_MAR_001450

High pressure steamboat Mayflower. ©1855

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: N. Currier (Firm) Publishers: N. Currier (Firm)
priJLC_MAR_001451

R. Cornell White's new palatial excursion steamer Grand Republic. approximately 1878

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001452

Chesapeake Steamship Company. approximately 1900-1941

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_MAR_001453

Palace Steamer Republic. approximately 1890-1893

Printers: Century Lith. Co.
priJLC_MAR_001454

Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company's steamer Great Republic. 1867

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.) Publishers: Menger, L. R.
priJLC_MAR_001455

Steamer Hu Quang. approximately 1863

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_MAR_001456

Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company's steamer China. 1867-1879

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.) Publishers: Menger, L. R.
priJLC_MAR_001457

Merchants & Miners Transportation Company steamship lines. 1895-1942

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_MAR_001459

Pittsburgh & Cincinnatti [sic] Packet Buckeye State. 1851

Artists: Gladwin, George; Wickersham, S. Printers: Weale, John, 1791-1862
priJLC_MAR_001462

[Crowd on dock waving at steamship Italy] 1875-1885

Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_MAR_002602

Narragansett Steamship Co. New York to Boston, via Newport and Fall River. 1871. 13 May 1871

Printers: J.O. Seymour & Co.
priJLC_MAR_002603

Norwich Line for Boston Worcester via New London. 8 May 1878

priJLC_MAR_002604

Steam packet Chancellor Livingston (- entering the harbour of Newport.) approximately 1828

Artists: Swett, Moses Printers: Pendleton’s Lithography
priJLC_MAR_002605

The Catalpa the rescuers and the rescued. approximately 1876

Printers: Britton & Rey
priJLC_MAR_002606

Hamburg American Packet Company. Imperial German U.S. mail steamships. approximately 1873-1885

Printers: Rand McNally and Company
priJLC_MAR_002607

The Union Steamboat Company. 1868-1877

Printers: Clay, Cosack & Co.
priJLC_MAR_003313

These certify that ___ was legally admitted a member of the Pilots' Charitable Society... approximately 1825

Artists: Hoogland, William, 1794 or 1795-1832
priJLC_MAR_003314

This is to certify that Edwin M. Snow, M.D. ... American Seamen's Friend Society. approximately 1853

Artists: Wade, William, active 1844-1852 Printers: Pollock & Doty
priJLC_MAR_003315

United States of America. No ardent spirits allowed on board. 28 June 1861

priJLC_MAR_003378

San Francisco Chronicle Sunday supplement Sept. 2nd 1906. California's great inland water ways. 2 September 1906

Artists: Todhunter, Francis Augustus, 1884-1963 Publishers: De Young, M. H. (Michael Harry), 1849-1925