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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2399

William B. Osgood Field collection of additional prints


Prints collected by William B. Osgood Field.


  • Creation: 1580-1917

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes political cartoons, chromolithographs, colored engravings, colored fashion plates, engravings, etchings, lithographs, mezzotints, photographs of drawings, posters, and wood engravings.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M- various. Gift of William B. Osgood Field, Lake Mohegan, Westfield, New York; received: 1942.

NOTE: In May 2006 this finding aid was produced and many, but not all, of the 1942 (42M-) accessions of prints from the William B. Osgood Field collection were included. See items for specific accession information.

Separated Materials

See also MS Am 2331 and 42M-910-42M-971.

Field, William B. Osgood, collector. William B. Osgood Field collection of additional prints, circa 1580-1917: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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