Trade catalogs and pamphlets

About this collection

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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The most deliciously flavored cakes are made with Flavor-Oll butter
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield Collection on the History of Fatty Materials (Accession 2413), Pam 2009.062, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cake bakers' timely topics : telling of profitable cakes to make!
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield Collection on the History of Fatty Materials (Accession 2413), Trade Cat .F26 1930a, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807