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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Book of Happiness
Psychological aspects of color; color in interior decoration; from Cover: 'Predicated upon the scientific selection of colors for interior and exterior decoration by Professor A.J. Snow '
Scent for a Beautiful Christmas
Catalog of perfumes and gift sets offered by John Wanamaker. Includes image, description, and price for each item.
Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Opera Glasses, Microscopes, Telescopes, Thermometers, Barometers, Photographic Materials
Catalog of items offered for sale by John Wanamaker. Includes price and description for each item and illustrations for some items.
Personalized for You...for Gifts
Catalog of monogrammed gifts available from John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, price, and ordering coupon for each item.
Personalized for You...for Gifts
Catalog of monogrammed gifts available from John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, price, and ordering coupon for each item.
Suggesting the Volland Art Publications for Christmas and New Year
Catalog of printed materials featuring Volland Art offered by John Wanamaker. Includes calendars, gift books, and placecards. Includes illustrations, descriptions, and prices.
Reflections in Good Taste
Portfolio of furniture ensembles photographed at the John Wanamaker Store, Philadelphia.
Store and Home (Spring 1924)
V. 16, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item.
Store and Home (Spring 1922)
V. 14, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item.
Store and Home (Summer 1925)
V. 17, no. 2 ; Catalog of summer clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item.
Store and Home (Fall 1925)
V. 17, no. 3 ; Catalog of fall clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item.
Store and Home (Holiday 1926)
V. 18, no. 4 ; Catalog of holiday gifts, clothing, and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustrations, descriptions, and prices.
Store and Home (Spring 1928)
V. 20, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item.
Taylor's Improved Dustless Sanitary Ash Sifter
Catalog for the Taylor Ash Sifter, offered by John Wanamaker. Includes instructions for use, description, and prices for different models.
Fashion Frocks : Style Cards
Contents (incomplete set): Style 621, The amazing tweed; Style 674, The luxurious look of antique taffeta; Style 675, A lustrous silk-like print; Style 715, Gingham with a go-everywhere future; Style 766, Fashion acclaims...; Style 767, Your favorite sideline.
The Gregg Carriage Company
Trade catalog with illustrations and product information of various models of carriages.
Musica y la Exposicion Internationale de Barcelona
Profusely illustrated. Attractively designed and illustrated catalogue promoting a line of American-manufacturer player pianos, with numerous photos showing the internal workings. This catalogue was specially re-issued by a Barcelona firm for the Exposition and includes a special four-page section tipped-in at the beginning describing in Spanish the various features of the Standard.--bookseller notes.

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