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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Centennial exhibition of 1876
"Text by Dennis T. Lawson ; edited by Donald H. Kent and William A. Hunter,"--cf. p. 4.
The petroleum exhibit : at the Golden Gate International Exposition
"Souvenir of The Petroleum Exhibit, Vacationland Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island 1939" ([1] leaf : mounted sample ; 9 x 23 cm.) laid in.
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.
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).
Machine-Age Exposition Catalogue
Exhibition catalog of Machine-Age Exposition, May 16-28, 1927, 119 West 57th Street, New York, organized by Little Review, New York, [et al].