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 case of federal propaganda in our public schools
([Its Special report ; no. 1]), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, HC101 .N287 no.1, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New roads for old. Being some purely personal observations on things seen and heard during the trip of the United States delegation to the first pan American congress of highways
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The birth of a salesman : Ernest Dichter and the objects of desire
Includes bibliographical references throughout., Library copy is unpublished and unbound., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, f Pam 2011.039, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Shelburne Museum, nostalgia with sentimentality, [and] : the Electra Havemeyer Webb collection, by Stuart Preston, [and]
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, William Pahlmann papers (Accession 2388), Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Transportation and Brandywine Industries, 1800-1840
Offprint from Delaware History, Vol. IX, No. 4 (October, 1961), pp. 303-325, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A History of Warwick Furnace
Publication that details the history of Warwick Furnace in Warwick, Pennsylvania and was distributed by the Chester County Historical Society., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: 84.37, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine: An Early Flour-Milling Center
From The Smithsonian Report for 1959, pages 677-686 (with 7 plates), Publication 4416, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TS2135 .D3 W42 cop.1, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807