The Jay T. Last Collection of Religion Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 60 printed items related to beliefs and
practices usually involving devotional and ritual observances concerning God,
creation of the universe, spirituality, and the moral conduct of human affairs. The materials were made and used in the United
States from approximately 1828 to 1921, with the bulk of the content
dating from 1850 to 1900. Certificates pertaining to biblical societies and other theological organizations are represented,
as are items relating to baptism and other formal or ceremonial rites and initiations in religious use.
Images of sacred scenes, verses, and parables; portraits of saints or spiritual leaders; and views of houses of worship are
also found here. Most items are lithographs, but engravings and woodcuts are also included.
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.
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