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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"Summer number"--P. [1]., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Trade Cat .B7053 1928, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Park Avenue fashions
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, f Pam 2003.137, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The store of service : Marshall Field & Company, Chicago
Map of downtown Chicago on back cover., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2004.266, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Scent for a Beautiful Christmas
Catalog of perfumes and gift sets offered by John Wanamaker. Includes image, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Opera Glasses, Microscopes, Telescopes, Thermometers, Barometers, Photographic Materials
Catalog of items offered for sale by John Wanamaker. Includes price and description for each item and illustrations for some items., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Personalized for You...for Gifts
Catalog of monogrammed gifts available from John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, price, and ordering coupon for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Personalized for You...for Gifts
Catalog of monogrammed gifts available from John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, price, and ordering coupon for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Men's Store Gifts
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Suggesting the Volland Art Publications for Christmas and New Year
Catalog of printed materials featuring Volland Art offered by John Wanamaker. Includes calendars, gift books, and placecards. Includes illustrations, descriptions, and prices., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Reflections in Good Taste
Portfolio of furniture ensembles photographed at the John Wanamaker Store, Philadelphia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Spring 1924)
V. 16, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Spring 1922)
V. 14, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Summer 1925)
V. 17, no. 2 ; Catalog of summer clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Fall 1925)
V. 17, no. 3 ; Catalog of fall clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Holiday 1926)
V. 18, no. 4 ; Catalog of holiday gifts, clothing, and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustrations, descriptions, and prices., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Store and Home (Spring 1928)
V. 20, no. 1 ; Catalog of spring clothing and housewares offered by John Wanamaker. Includes illustration, description, and price for each item., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Taylor's Improved Dustless Sanitary Ash Sifter
Catalog for the Taylor Ash Sifter, offered by John Wanamaker. Includes instructions for use, description, and prices for different models., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pan-America Made Easy : Hints for the Person Who is Going to Buffalo
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2012.0213, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Epochs and Eras in Women's Dress
Pamphlet published to coincide with exposition celebrating forty years of the Strawbridge & Clothier store in Philadelphia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 2002.017, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807