Trade catalogs and pamphlets

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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.

    Image: Cover of 1977 catalog for Dinky Die Cast Toys. Click to view.

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What Parking Means to Business
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The transcontinental railway : remarks at Rutland
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: HE2761 1869, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Du Pont American industries : 1918 advertising survey
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: f HF5809.D9 A3, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Molly Maguires
Contents: The Real Molly Maguires; Conditions in the Antrhacite Fields; Early Organizations of the Anthracite Miners; The Long Strike of 1875; The Life and Death Struggle in Pennsylvania; The Trials; Peace Once More Reigns; Conclusions., With this 1930s piece, Bimba attempted to fit the Molly Maguires story into a Marxist framework. Most later scholars have found this work to be unconvincing., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: HD5325 M6B61, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Industrial History of the United States
From title page: 'Industrial History of the United States, from the earliest settlements to the present time: a complete survey of American Industries, embracing Agriculture and Horticulture; Including the Cultivation of Cotton, Tobacco, Wheat; The Raising of Horses, Neat-Cattle, Etc.; All the Important Manufactures, Shipping and Fisheries, Railroads, Mines and Mining, and Oil; Also a History of the Coal-Miners and the Molly Maguires; Banks; Insurance, and Commerce; Trade-Unions, Strikes, and Eight-Hour Movement together with a description of Canadian Industries. In seven books, copiously illustrated with about three hundred engravings by the most eminent artists.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: T21 B69, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Argument of Franklin B. Gowen, Esq. Before the Joint Committee of the Legislature of Pennsylvania
From cover: 'Argument of Franklin B. Gowen, Esq. before the joint committee of the legislature of Pennsylvania, appointed to inquire into the affair of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company an the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. At Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 29th and 30th, 1875, on behalf of said company. Specially reported by D. F. Murphy.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
History of the Great Riots
From title page: 'The History of the great riots. Being a full and authentic account of the strikes and riots on the vaious railroads of the United States and in the mining regions. Embracing brilliant and graphic pen-pictures of the reign of terror in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Chicago, and other cities. The conflicts between the troops and the mob. Terrible conflagrations and destruction o f property. Thrilling scenes and incidents, etc., etc. together with a full history of the Molly Maguires.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: HD5324 M12, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Molly Maguires and the Detectives
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: HV6452 P42M7 1877, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Windows and People : A Literature Survey
From the NBS Building Science Series., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: 87.278, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807