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 John Lucas & Co.'s paint and varnish works, Gibbsboro, NJ : a history and architectural record, August 1982
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, f HD9660.P25 L93, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The story of an oyster
"Presented in the interest of the oyster industry in New Jersey by the New Jersey State Board of Shell Fisheries, the Maurice River Cover Oyster Growers and Dealers Association, [and] the State Oyster Investigation Laboratory." -- Cover., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, 86.264, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Artist-life in the Highlands ; and, Among the nail-makers : an 1859 visit to northern New Jersey's iron industry and the Morris Canal, reprinted from Harper's new monthly magazine
Reprint. Originally published in Harper's new monthly magazine, April and July, 1860., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, HD9517.N4 A75, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807