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The Art & Architecture Collection is the primary access point for readers and researchers wishing access to published works on fine art, decorative arts, architecture and design history.
The Photography Collection includes examples of almost every photographic process, from the daguerreotype to digital imagery.
The Print Collection holds close to 200,000 original prints, ranging from woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, and screenprints to digital prints.
The Picture Collection is an unparalleled visual resource for creative people in any medium. It contains well over one million original prints, photographs, posters, postcards, and illustrations from books, magazines, and newspapers, classified into subject headings.
The Spencer Collection surveys the illustrated word and book bindings of all periods countries and cultures.
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