Other Graphic Arts Collections

The graphic arts department houses many additional collections such as furniture and games.

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Includes 324 pieces of nineteenth-century Staffordshire pottery and a vial of tea collected after the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Artist Collections David Claypoole Johnston image

Collections, often formed from the personal archives of painters and printmakers, include drawings, watercolors, sketches, prints, proofs, and photographs by a range of American artists.

Drawings Drawing from the Prang collection

Over 550 items in graphite, pen, ink and wash, chalk, watercolor and charcoal.

Furniture Mather high chair

Fine American and European antiques, including John Hancock's settee, tall clock, and the high chair used by descendants of Richard Mather.

Games game using a paper doll

Over 300 items, particularly strong in holdings of games related to texts or produced by book publishers.

Matrices Woodblocks and copper plates

Representative collection of printing matrices, including copper plates, woodblocks, and lithographic stones, dating from the late eighteenth century through the 1950s.

Portraits John Moore

Over 160 portrait paintings, miniatures, and sculptures.

Sheet Music Sheet music for Here's Your Mule

About 60,000 pieces of instrumental, vocal, secular, and religious music by both American and foreign composers that were printed through 1880.

Silhouettes Silhouette

Over 200 silhouettes primarily dating from the first part of the nineteenth century.

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