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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New Nylon Racket Strings Made of DuPont Nylon
Advertisement pamphlet for racket strings made from DuPont Nylon., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
What Is Chewing Gum?
Four-panel folding flyer, with gum packages printed along bottom. Souvenir from the manufacturer of Beeman's Pepsin, Adams Black Jack, California Fruit Chewing Gum, etc. The flyer's title is on the tip of everyone's tongue!--bookseller notes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2012.0214, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Les éponges : a l'Exposition Universelle de 1900
Description of the process of selecting, cleaning (by women workers), sorting, and selling sponges from the importer of sponges from the Ottoman and Greek Archipelago. Cover half-tone shows Laloux's Sponge Exhibit.--bookseller notes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2012.0230, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Musica y la Exposicion Internationale de Barcelona
Profusely illustrated. Attractively designed and illustrated catalogue promoting a line of American-manufacturer player pianos, with numerous photos showing the internal workings. This catalogue was specially re-issued by a Barcelona firm for the Exposition and includes a special four-page section tipped-in at the beginning describing in Spanish the various features of the Standard.--bookseller notes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2012.0229, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Illustrated Description of the Broadway Pneumatic Underground Railway : With a Full Description of the Atmospheric Machinery, and the Great Tunneling Machine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The brewers' guide for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Supplement to the American brewers' review. Containing complete lists of brewers, maltsters and kindred trades., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TO572.B84, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Have You A Trucking Problem?
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
AAE Auto-Pack System Doubles Capacity of Parking Lots and Garages
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Imported Metropolitan 1500: Luxury in Miniature
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2004.084, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Don't Drive Blindfolded!
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Trade Cat .A4651 1925, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Official Road Map, The National Capital Area
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Map case 2 G3841.P2 1938 A5, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Main Traveled Routes Through Pennsylvania With Principal Connections in the Adjoining States
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Map Case 2 G3821.P2 1913 A4, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Main-Traveled Routes and Aviation Landing Fields : Official AAA Road Map
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Map Case 2 G3821 .P2 1922, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Really Fine Coach in the Popular Price Field : American
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Trade Cat .A4834 1951, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807