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Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 7,500 items dating from the 1570s to the 1940s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1825 to 1900. This collection consists of fashion plates, advertising prints, broadsides, and promotional ephemera produced for clothiers and tailors, dry goods suppliers, garment manufacturers, fashion publications, and textile companies affiliated with the design, production, and/or sale of clothing, accessories, and dry goods. While most of the materials are American, there are also notable quantities of foreign items in the collection, including French fashion plates and foreign textile labels.
approximately 7,500 items
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