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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Greater Convenience Offered in New Glass Package for Beer
From The Glass Packer : The Magazine of Glass Packing (November 1962) includes cover with Miss Rheingold and article, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Raymond Loewy Archive (Accession 2251), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Crowning Touch by Frigidaire: The Sheer Look
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Raymond Loewy miscellany (Accession 2327), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
History and Technology of Olive Oil in the Holy Land
Manuscript edits for History and Technology of Olive Oil in the Holy Land, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2413), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Historic Oil Mills, Sweden I
Select research and images collected from Carter Litchfield's visits to oil mills in Goeteborg and Stockholm., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2413), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Historic Oil Mills, Switzerland I
Research collected from Carter Litchfield's visit to Schloss Boettstein Oil Mill., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2413), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vitrolite: Better than Marble as Applied to Homes and Apartment Buildings
Catalog for The Vitrolite Company, makers of wall coverings made with opaque pigmented glass., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lake Mohonk Mountain House data file (Accession 2280)", "Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Thoughts of Home
Catalog for The Vitrolite Company, makers of wall coverings made with opaque pigmented glass., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lake Mohonk Mountain House data file (Accession 2280)", "Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807