The graphic arts department holds a strong collection of American prints.

Collection description Sample image Scope
American Political Cartoons American Political Cartoon detail

Over 600 examples of caricatures, satires, and political subjects produced in the U.S. between 1764 and 1876.

American Portrait Prints Phillis Wheatley portrait

A reference collection of over 5,000 portraits of Americans

Art Union Prints The Jolly Flat Boat Men print

Prints created by 19th century art unions, organizations created to promote the fine arts by exhibitions and the reproduction of paintings.

Engravings Boston Massacre engraving

Over 1,300 separately published American engravings ranging from 1716-1900

European Political Prints European political print

Over 200 European political prints dating from 1720 to 1843

Hawaiian Engravings Hawaiian engraving

More than thirty rare engravings produced by students at the Lahainaluna Seminary on the island of Maui.

Lithographs Lithograph by Bowen

Over 6,000 separately published lithographs fully cataloged

Maps and Atlases Foster map of New England

Over 10,000 maps and 650 volumes of atlases.

United States Views US Views print

Approximately 4,800 photographic and print views.

Worcester Portrait Prints Collection Abby Kelley Foster print

Over 1,000 images of prominent citizens of the city of Worcester, Mass.

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