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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Molly Maguires: Cut-Throats of Modern Times
From cover: 'The Molly Maguires: A thrilling narrative of the Rise, Progress and Fall of the most noted band of Cut-Throats of modern times, Giving data never before published, and which can be vouced for by persons who have belonged to the organization. Full and Complete Description of events in the early history of the blood-stained crew. The only reliable history of the Mollies ever published. Supplemented by the statement of Detective McParlan...'
Among the Assassins: The Molly Maguires and their Victims
From cover:'Full report of the evidence of Detective McParlan and Jimmy Kerrigan at the celebrated Molly Maguire trials, at Pottsville, [Pennsylvania].'