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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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.'