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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A short treatise on the use of balloons and field observators in military operations. By Major General Money
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, * TL634 .M74, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gould's patent sea logs
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, * VK581 .G69, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Memorial of Sundry Gun Manufacturers of the Borough of Lancaster, in the State of Pennsylvania
Referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures and signed by Jacob Dickett, Peter Gonter, Atram Henry, John Graeff, Henry Dehulf, and more., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807