There are 5,496 types of things represented in our online collection (covering about 92.99% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 157.

Types are used to describe both broad and narrow classes of objects — its is-ness.

An object's type depends on both the curatorial department that acquired it and when it was acquired. Different curatorial departments have used descriptive terms in different ways over time. This creates tremendous diversity in the vocabulary that appears in collection records. We are currently working to reconcile these differences.

  • Drawing

    There are 50,958 objects of this type which represents about 23.64% of our online collection.

  • Print

    There are 42,805 objects of this type which represents about 19.86% of our online collection.

  • textile

    There are 6,544 objects of this type which represents about 3.04% of our online collection.

  • Bound print

    There are 5,054 objects of this type which represents about 2.34% of our online collection.

  • Matchsafe

    There are 4,211 objects of this type which represents about 1.95% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall

    There are 4,171 objects of this type which represents about 1.93% of our online collection.

  • Fragment

    There are 3,866 objects of this type which represents about 1.79% of our online collection.

  • button

    There are 3,479 objects of this type which represents about 1.61% of our online collection.

  • poster

    There are 3,342 objects of this type which represents about 1.55% of our online collection.

  • Sample

    There are 2,994 objects of this type which represents about 1.39% of our online collection.

  • photograph

    There are 2,195 objects of this type which represents about 1.02% of our online collection.

  • Wall facing

    There are 2,012 objects of this type which represents about 0.93% of our online collection.

  • Playing card

    There are 1,825 objects of this type which represents about 0.85% of our online collection.

  • Ephemera

    There are 1,702 objects of this type which represents about 0.79% of our online collection.

  • Border

    There are 1,670 objects of this type which represents about 0.77% of our online collection.

  • Card

    There are 1,530 objects of this type which represents about 0.71% of our online collection.

  • Album

    There are 1,427 objects of this type which represents about 0.66% of our online collection.

  • Greeting card

    There are 1,318 objects of this type which represents about 0.61% of our online collection.

  • Album page

    There are 1,033 objects of this type which represents about 0.48% of our online collection.

  • Ornament

    There are 981 objects of this type which represents about 0.46% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall - sample

    There are 964 objects of this type which represents about 0.45% of our online collection.

  • Sampler

    There are 917 objects of this type which represents about 0.43% of our online collection.

  • Sketchbook folio

    There are 890 objects of this type which represents about 0.41% of our online collection.

  • Shopping bag

    There are 883 objects of this type which represents about 0.41% of our online collection.

  • Frieze

    There are 850 objects of this type which represents about 0.39% of our online collection.

  • Mount

    There are 808 objects of this type which represents about 0.37% of our online collection.

  • Bookpaper

    There are 796 objects of this type which represents about 0.37% of our online collection.

  • sample book

    There are 752 objects of this type which represents about 0.35% of our online collection.

  • Trimming

    There are 710 objects of this type which represents about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • Vase

    There are 699 objects of this type which represents about 0.32% of our online collection.

  • book

    There are 676 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • Tile wall facing

    There are 668 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • Tsuba

    There are 667 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • plate

    There are 643 objects of this type which represents about 0.30% of our online collection.

  • cup and saucer

    There are 633 objects of this type which represents about 0.29% of our online collection.