The Jay T. Last collection of artist posters contains over 370 printed works spanning over eighty years, from 1883-1964.
The bulk of the materials date from 1890 to 1900 and advertise American literary books and periodicals. Bicycles, household
goods, and other products are also advertised.
Notable artists represented in the collection include Will Bradley, Maynard Dixon, J. J. Gould,
Edward Penfield, Ethel Reed, and Louis Rhead. Subjects addressed within the collection include international art styles (such
as Art Nouveau), fashion, graphic design, publishing,
book and literary journal publication, advertising, and the intersections between them, especially during the last decade
of the 19th century.
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