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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Handbook for the Woman Driver: A Must for the Woman at the Wheel
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TL152 .M57 1955, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Colorful Souvenir Book of the Pennsylvania Turnpike System: The World's Greatest Highway
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2007.109, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Howard Johnson's 1966 Directory: Restaurants, Motor Lodges
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2008.396, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chalmers Clubman: 1916 Show Number
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 98.074, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Story Of Two P's: A Human Interest Story As Told By One Friend To Another
Promotes the advantage of owning an automobile, especially a Maxwell., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 99.071, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
RV Facts : an Information Guide for the Recreation Vehicle Buyer
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chevy Rec Vehicles
Item only partially digitized (7 of 16 pages: 1-3, 12-15)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ford Times
Partial scan includes articles, 'Ford Sets the Trend for '53' and 'Highways Are Money Earners.', Vol.45 No.1, January 1953. Library has: May and July 1947; Mar, Aug, Sep, and Nov. 1948; Mar and July 1949; July and Sep 1950; Feb, Mar, Apr and May 1952; Jan, Feb, and Mar 1953. Item only partially digitized (13 of 68 pages: 26-35)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TL1 .F67, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Studebaker Wheel : A Monthly Magazine For The Motorist
Item only partially digitized (8 of 24 pages)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: TL215.S79 S78, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
About Trailers
Item only partially digitized (7 of 12 pages)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: PAM 98.077, 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
The Schult Dwellavan
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Trade Cat .S386 195-, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman and the Motor-Car: Being the Autobiography of an Automobilist
Partial scan, 38 of 356 pages (preamble, Chapter 1 'First Impressions,' Chapter 11 'Dress Further Considered'), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: rare * GV1025.G7 A74 1906, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Durant's standard: the better way in automotive transportation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: f TL215.D11 D87, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Journey From the Bottom to the Top of the World
Pamphlet with photographs and description of driving the Comet Automobile from Cape Horn to Fairbanks, Alaska., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2003.250, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807