This digital collection contains a selection from Hagley Library's collection of trade catalogs and pamphlets. The materials date from 1783 to 1988 and vary in size. The trade catalogs contain lists, often illustrated, of items sold by an assortment of manufacturers, mostly American. The pamphlets largely consist of promotional materials, although other subjects are included. A comprehensive view of Hagley's trade catalogs and pamphlets can be found by searching our online catalog.
Catalog offers several models of manual and electric sewing machines and related spare parts, including needles (for sewing, phonographs, and medicine), as well as bicycles. Depicts scenes of people at work in a factory setting, presumably in Podolsk, and a sample of decorative needlework. Ends with 2-page price list for sales and shipment of sewing machines, tables, and bicycles.
An art nouveau promotional album for the biscuit company on the occasion of the awarding of a grand prize at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the first to a French biscuit company. Each page is of heavy gray art paper with art nouveau designs in color and gilt. Part of the designs form strips or flaps to hold 59 embossed cards in colors and gilt, three or four per page. The cards depict famous French actors, actresses, artists, composers, aviators, and other prominent people such as Sarah Bernhardt, Bartholdi, Cléo de Merode, Anatole France, Yvette Guilbert, Massenet, Otéro and Sardou. They include a small photographic portrait, autograph, sentiments and an illustration relevant to the personage.
Description of the process of selecting, cleaning (by women workers), sorting, and selling sponges from the importer of sponges from the Ottoman and Greek Archipelago. Cover half-tone shows Laloux's Sponge Exhibit.--bookseller notes.
Includes photographs of the interiors of the New York City Horn & Hardart restaurant (p. 38-39) and the Philadelphia Horn & Hardart restaurant (p. 40-42). The names are not listed for these restaurants in the publication, but they are identified by given addresses.