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Overview of the Collection, Title Jay T Last Collection of Printing and Publishing Louis Prang Archive. Dates inclusive approximately 1857 1918,Bulk dates 1860 1897. Collection Number priJLC PRG,Collector Last Jay T,Extent approximately 3 630 items. Repository The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Prints and Ephemera. 1151 Oxford Road,San Marino California 91108,Phone 626 405 2191. Email reference huntington org,URL http www huntington org.
Abstract The Louis Prang Archive a subset of the Jay T Last Collection of Printing and Publishing contains over 3 650. items dating from 1857 to 1916 with the bulk of the items spanning from 1860 to 1897 This archive chronicles the. business history of Boston lithographer Louis Prang through art prints advertisements printed volumes and promotional. ephemera produced by L Prang Co and its successor companies Prang Educational Company and Taber Prang Art Co. The archive also contains catalogs certificates price lists business records and correspondence personal letters and. photographs news clippings and original art considered for lithographic reproduction. Language English and German,Finding aid last updated on August 14 2017. Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department For more information contact. Reader Services,Publication Rights, 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 researcher. Preferred Citation, Item title Call number Jay T Last Collection of Printing and Publishing Louis Prang Archive The Huntington Library San. Marino California,Provenance, This collection forms part of the Jay T Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History which was donated to the. Huntington Library by Jay T Last in 2005 as a gift in progress The bulk of the Louis Prang Archive was transferred to the. Library between 2010 and 2012,Background, The Jay T Last Collection is an unparalleled archive of printed paper artifacts that documents American lithographic social.
and business history The collection began in the early 1970s when physicist and Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last moved to. Southern California and started collecting citrus box labels he found at local flea markets and rummage sales As his. collection grew Last realized that these labels conveyed important information about commercial printing graphic design. and social history and he expanded his collection to include other forms of American visual culture Today this collection. contains more than 200 000 lithographic prints posters and ephemera of mostly nineteenth and early twentieth century. American origin and represents works by more than five hundred lithographic companies. Background of Louis Prang, Louis Prang 1824 1909 was a printer lithographer and publisher who is sometimes referred to as the father of the. American Christmas card He introduced holiday greeting cards to America developed and promoted the year round. tradition of exchanging cards and became the key producer of American greeting cards for decades. Prang was born in Breslau in Prussian Silesia As a teen he apprenticed in his father s fabric printing and dyeing factory. After arriving in Boston Massachusetts in 1850 and finding few opportunities for textile printers he worked as an engraver. and a lithographer In 1856 he formed a partnership with Julius Mayer as Prang Mayer producing business cards scenic. Jay T Last Collection of Printing priJLC PRG 2,and Publishing Louis Prang. Archive Finding, views and advertising posters Prang founded his own firm in 1860 L Prang Co and made it one of the most significant. American color lithographic establishments of the 19th century. L Prang Co printed maps battle scenes and military portraits during the Civil War In 1866 the firm introduced color. picture cards in sets and chromolithographs of fine art paintings that sold briskly By December 1867 Prang had launched a. quarterly periodical called Prang s Chromo A Journal of Popular Art to promote and sell his prints The publication ran until. 1871 helping L Prang Co become known for the artistic and technical quality of their chromos. Prang continued to expand his product line adding greeting cards in 1874 They sold so well that in 1881 he printed almost. 5 million cards Prang also achieved success producing botanical and natural history lithographs as decorative prints cards. and book illustrations for such titles as Selmar Hess s Our Living World and Prang s own Natural History Series for Children. Also around this time 1882 he started the Prang Educational Company publishers of books on art education Then in 1897. Prang produced his pinnacle achievement Oriental Ceramic Art This catalogue comprising ten large folios featured 116. chromolithographs of vases and other decorative objects from the W T Walters collection It is a benchmark work in. lithographic quality and scope with each plate requiring from 20 to 44 separate lithographic stones to print. In 1898 L Prang Co became the Taber Prang Art Company and relocated to Springfield Massachusetts Louis Prang. retired from active business in 1899 and passed away in Los Angeles on June 14 1909 but the companies he founded lived. on In 1912 the Prang Educational Company changed its name to the Prang Company and the Taber Prang Art Co. continued operations until 1937,Scope and Content, The Jay T Last Collection of Printing and Publishing Louis Prang Archive contains over 3 650 items dating from 1857 to. 1916 with the bulk of the items spanning from 1860 to 1897 This archive chronicles the business history of Boston. lithographer Louis Prang through art prints advertisements printed volumes and promotional ephemera produced by L. Prang Co and its successor companies Prang Educational Company and Taber Prang Art Co The archive also contains. catalogs certificates price lists business records and correspondence personal letters and photographs news clippings. and original art considered for lithographic reproduction. Materials are broadly divided into two series printed materials primarily items produced by or for the business and. manuscript materials primarily items documenting business operations and the personal life of Louis Prang Series I is. further divided into three subseries small size prints and ephemera 11 x 14 inches or smaller large size prints and. ephemera larger than 11 x 14 inches and hardbound volumes Small size items 8 x 10 inches or smaller are described. broadly at the series level large size items and most small size items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are. fully inventoried with printers artists and publishers indexed by name The collection includes over 260 large size items. comprised mainly of lithographic art prints produced by L Prang Co Small size items number approximately 3 200 and. contain a variety of materials including album cards trade cards calendars booklets catalogs greeting cards proof. books sample books clippings and small format lithographed prints Hardbound volumes number approximately 40 and. include illustrated books with verses art instruction texts and children s natural history educational books as well as. Prang s pinnacle achievement Oriental Ceramic Art a sumptuously lithographed catalogue in ten volumes featuring Asian. ceramics from the collection of Baltimore businessman William T Walters 1820 1894 Series II contains mainly manuscript. business correspondence as well as memo and stock books letters patent certificates personal letters and a small. number of photographs The bulk of the material is in English but a small amount of correspondence is written in German. The collection provides a resource for studying the business and output of one of the most influential major lithographic. firms in the United States in the 19th century The images provide information about American tastes and culture as well as. the evolution of advertising strategies in the 19th and early 20th centuries As graphic materials the prints offer evidence. of developing techniques and trends in printmaking and of the artists lithographers printers and publishers involved in. the creative process,Alternative Form of Materials Available.
Visit the Huntington Digital Library Jay T Last Collection to view digitized items from this collection. Huntington Library Greeting Card Collection,Huntington Library Louis Prang Collection. Arrangement, The collection is arranged in the following series. Series I Printed materials,Subseries A Prints and ephemera small size. Subseries B Prints and ephemera large size,Subseries C Hardbound volumes. Jay T Last Collection of Printing priJLC PRG 3,and Publishing Louis Prang.
Archive Finding, Series II Manuscripts business records and photographs. Indexing Terms, The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library s Online Catalog. Advertisements,Album cards,Business cards,Business records United States 19th century. Certificates,Chromolithographs,Ephemera United States 19th century. Greeting cards,Intaglio prints,Leaflets printed works.
Letters Correspondence,Letterheads,Lithographs,Manuscripts. Periodicals,Photographs,Portrait prints,Printed ephemera. Progressive proofs,Promotional materials,Relief prints. Sample books,Trade cards,Animals Pictorial works,Autumn Pictorial works. Babies Pictorial works,Baskets Pictorial works,Battlefields Pictorial works.
Battles Pictorial works,Birds Pictorial works,Boats and boating Pictorial works. Boys Pictorial works,Children Pictorial works,Coasts Pictorial works. Crosses Pictorial works,Jay T Last Collection of Printing priJLC PRG 4. and Publishing Louis Prang,Archive Finding,Dogs Pictorial works. Dwellings Pictorial works,Exhibition buildings Pictorial works.
Exhibitions Pictorial works,Farms Pictorial works,Flowers Pictorial works. Fruit Pictorial works,Game and game birds Pictorial works. Girls Pictorial works,Horses Pictorial works,L Prang Co Archives. Landscapes Pictorial works,Lithography,Livestock Pictorial works. Men Pictorial works,Prang Louis 1824 1909 Pictorial works.
Printing industry,Rivers Pictorial works,Roses Pictorial works. Sailboats Pictorial works,Seasons Pictorial works,Ships Pictorial works. Soldiers Pictorial works, Trans Mississippi and International Exposition 1898 Omaha Neb Pictorial works. Trees Pictorial works, United States History Civil War 1861 1865 Pictorial works. Vases Pictorial works,Women Pictorial works,Printer Publisher Artist Index.
The following is a complete list of printers publishers and artists represented in the item level cataloged materials in this. collection,Allen Grace Barton,Anderson Sophie 1823 1903. Annin Smith,Ansdell Richard 1815 1885,Bartholomew William N William Newton 1822 1898. Bee Publishing Co,Bensell Edmund Birckhead 1842,Bierstadt Albert 1830 1902. Bleischwitz J Joseph,Bonsall M W,Borsigian B H,Bricher Alfred Thompson 1837 1908. Bridges Fidelia 1834 1923,Brown John George 1831 1913.
Brown Matilda,Brownscombe Jennie Augusta 1850 1936. Jay T Last Collection of Printing priJLC PRG 5,and Publishing Louis Prang. Archive Finding,C C Corbett Co,Callowhill James,Callowhill Sidney. Chamberlin Grace M,Champney Benjamin 1817 1907,Church Frederick S Frederick Stuart 1842 1924. Comins Elizabeth B Elizabeth Barker,Coomans J Joseph 1816 1890.
Correggio 1489 1534,Cruickshank W,Davidson Julian Oliver 1853 1894. De Haas Mauritz Frederik Hendrik 1832 1895,Dougal William H 1822 1895. Duffield William Mrs 1819 1914,Durand A B Asher Brown 1796 1886. Edmonds S C,Eglau 1824 or 1825 1896,Fabronius Dominique C. Ferguson H A,Fisher Ellen T,Fortuny Mariano 1838 1874.
Gifford John 1900,Girardet Eugene,Granbery V,Harlow Louis K Louis Kinney 1850 1913. Hart James McDougal 1828 1901,Hart Mary Theresa,Hatfield Artist. Hill Thomas 1829 1908,Hills Laura Coombs 1859 1952. J E Purdy Co Boston Mass,Johnson Eastman 1824 1906. Jourdain Henri 1864 1931,Key John Ross 1832 1920,Klein Catharina 1861 1929.
Knobel Edward 1839 1908,L Prang Co,Lamson Wolffe Co. Landseer Edwin Henry Sir 1802 1873,Lautenberger Ferd. Lee J Jennie,Longpre Paul de 1855 1911,Marecek Frank J. Mazzanovich J,Metz Aug C,Jay T Last Collection of Printing priJLC PRG 6. and Publishing Louis Prang,Archive Finding,Meyer Johann Georg 1813 1886.
Moore Nina active 1857 1875,Moradei Arturo 1840 1901. Moser James Henry 1854 1913,Murphy John Francis 1853 1921. Nast Thomas 1840 1902,National Bank Note Company,Niles George E 1837 1898. Nowak E 1851 1919,Nowell Annie C Annie Cornelia 1842 1935. Ochtman Leonard,Palmer Walter Launt 1854 1932,Parker Elizabeth F Elizabeth Frothingham 1850.
Parsons A Wilde,Penniman John Ritto 1782 or 1783 1841. Pope Alexander 1849 1924,Post May Audubon 1929,Prang Mayer. Prang Company,Prang Educational Company,Rebholtz William. The Jay T Last Collection of Printing and Publishing Louis Prang Archive contains over 3 650 items dating from 1857 to 1916 with the bulk of the items spanning from 1860 to 1897 This archive chronicles the business history of Boston lithographer Louis Prang through art prints advertisements printed volumes and promotional ephemera

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