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.

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Catalogue illustré : l'année 1930
Catalog offers several models of manual and electric sewing machines and related spare parts, including needles (for sewing, phonographs, and medicine), as well as bicycles. Depicts scenes of people at work in a factory setting, presumably in Podolsk, and a sample of decorative needlework. Ends with 2-page price list for sales and shipment of sewing machines, tables, and bicycles., At head of title: [Gosshveymashina Podolsky Mehanitsesky Eavod]. Translated from colophon: Monolith edition of 1,000 copies, of which this is no. 571. String-bound in color wrappers. Illustrated on front cover with views of a Gosshveymashina sewing machine and the Podolsk factory. Back cover bears image of a sewing machine and globe superimposed over a star, with lettering., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Trade Cat .G672 1930, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807