There are 5,306 types of things represented in our online collection (covering about 93.33% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 152.

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 51,086 objects of this type which represents about 23.75% of our online collection.

  • Print

    There are 43,067 objects of this type which represents about 20.02% of our online collection.

  • textile

    There are 6,419 objects of this type which represents about 2.98% of our online collection.

  • Bound print

    There are 4,785 objects of this type which represents about 2.22% of our online collection.

  • Matchsafe

    There are 4,266 objects of this type which represents about 1.98% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall

    There are 4,157 objects of this type which represents about 1.93% of our online collection.

  • Fragment

    There are 3,839 objects of this type which represents about 1.79% of our online collection.

  • button

    There are 3,488 objects of this type which represents about 1.62% of our online collection.

  • poster

    There are 3,325 objects of this type which represents about 1.55% of our online collection.

  • Sample

    There are 2,996 objects of this type which represents about 1.39% of our online collection.

  • photograph

    There are 2,249 objects of this type which represents about 1.05% of our online collection.

  • Wall facing

    There are 2,012 objects of this type which represents about 0.94% 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 1,713 objects of this type which represents about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • Border

    There are 1,670 objects of this type which represents about 0.78% of our online collection.

  • Card

    There are 1,534 objects of this type which represents about 0.71% of our online collection.

  • Album

    There are 1,435 objects of this type which represents about 0.67% of our online collection.

  • Greeting card

    There are 1,322 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 980 objects of this type which represents about 0.46% of our online collection.

  • Sidewall - sample

    There are 928 objects of this type which represents about 0.43% 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 851 objects of this type which represents about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • Mount

    There are 832 objects of this type which represents about 0.39% 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 750 objects of this type which represents about 0.35% of our online collection.

  • Trimming

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

  • book

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

  • Vase

    There are 675 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • Concept art

    There are 670 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 668 objects of this type which represents about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • plate

    There are 636 objects of this type which represents about 0.30% of our online collection.