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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Gas oder Elektrizität? : zur Konkurrenz zweier Beleuchtungssysteme, 1880-1914
Reproduced from typescript. "Wird veröffentlicht in: 'Technikgeschichte', Bd. 47, 1980, Heft 1 oder 2.", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The industrial development of Europe : reality, symbols, images
Offprint: Kyklos, Vol. XVII-1964-Fasc. 3., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2003.020, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Anfänge der industrialisierung in Hannover : wasserkraft oder dampfmaschine
Offprint. From: Technikgeschichte in einzeldarstellungen, 1986., Photocopy., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2004.584, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Design formt den alltag
Exhibit catalog., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Raymond Loewy Archive (Accession 2251), Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automat Restaurants : Patent Sielaff
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., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Trade Cat .A942 1897, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807