There are 5,038 types of things represented in our online collection (covering about 92.53% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 144.

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 50,902 objects of this type which represents about 23.67% of our online collection.

  • Print

    There are 43,038 objects of this type which represents about 20.02% of our online collection.

  • textile

    There are 6,473 objects of this type which represents about 3.01% of our online collection.

  • Bound print

    There are 4,779 objects of this type which represents about 2.22% of our online collection.

  • Matchsafe

    There are 4,269 objects of this type which represents about 1.99% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall

    There are 4,146 objects of this type which represents about 1.93% of our online collection.

  • Fragment

    There are 3,775 objects of this type which represents about 1.76% of our online collection.

  • button

    There are 3,480 objects of this type which represents about 1.62% of our online collection.

  • poster

    There are 3,294 objects of this type which represents about 1.53% of our online collection.

  • Sample

    There are 3,068 objects of this type which represents about 1.43% of our online collection.

  • photograph

    There are 2,228 objects of this type which represents about 1.04% of our online collection.

  • Wall facing

    There are 2,013 objects of this type which represents about 0.94% of our online collection.

  • Playing card

    There are 1,745 objects of this type which represents about 0.81% of our online collection.

  • Ephemera

    There are 1,713 objects of this type which represents about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • Card

    There are 1,623 objects of this type which represents about 0.75% of our online collection.

  • Border

    There are 1,554 objects of this type which represents about 0.72% of our online collection.

  • Album

    There are 1,468 objects of this type which represents about 0.68% of our online collection.

  • Greeting card

    There are 1,319 objects of this type which represents about 0.61% of our online collection.

  • Album page

    There are 1,041 objects of this type which represents about 0.48% of our online collection.

  • Ornament

    There are 975 objects of this type which represents about 0.45% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall - sample

    There are 922 objects of this type which represents about 0.43% of our online collection.

  • Sampler

    There are 918 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 851 objects of this type which represents about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • Mount

    There are 840 objects of this type which represents about 0.39% of our online collection.

  • Bookpaper

    There are 802 objects of this type which represents about 0.37% of our online collection.

  • Trimming

    There are 704 objects of this type which represents about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • sample book

    There are 686 objects of this type which represents about 0.32% 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.

  • Vase

    There are 663 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • plate

    There are 661 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • cup and saucer

    There are 632 objects of this type which represents about 0.29% of our online collection.

  • book

    There are 604 objects of this type which represents about 0.28% of our online collection.