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 '
Maxwell did it! : photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk 1920s-1950s : highlights from the R.C. Maxwell Company collection
"This catalog was produced by the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising Marketing History at Duke University on the occasion of the exhibition 'Maxwell Did it! Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk 1920s-1950s' held January 11 through March 26, 2006, in the Special Collections Gallery, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708." -- Cover verso.
New parks for New York
"A proposal for a network of small mid-town parks, prepared by Zion Breen Associates, Site Planners, Landscape Architects, and presented at the Architectural League of New York in 1963"--Title page verso.
San Francisco: The Exposition City
A book of color illustrations of various sites around San Francisco during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.
Exposition universelle internationale de 1889 à Paris : palais, jardins, consturctions diverses, installations générales, Volume 1
Illustrates all principal buildings of the exposition, some of the smaller pavilions, tramways, parks, gardens, illuminated fountains, and the Eiffel Tower. This may be the fullest published record of the layout and architecture of the 1889 exposition. Charles Garnier, one of the administrators of the exposition, assisted in the preparation of the monograph. This is a presentation copy inscribed to 'Monsieur Chautemps, Député, membre de la Commission de Contrőle et de Finance.'
Intérieurs en couleurs, France : cinquante planches en couleurs / accompagnées d'une préface par Léon Deshairs.
Portfolio of fifty color images of contemporary French interiors. The images were part of the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France).
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.

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