Trade Catalogues and the American Home

Explore domestic life, leisure and the material culture of nineteenth and twentieth century America with this new online primary source collection. Trade catalogues have been a prominent feature in commerce from the eighteenth century to present day and provide an essential visual record for teaching and research of popular culture, material culture, societal changes and the history of marketing, business and technology. Users can track the evolution of distribution and communication systems, linking manufactures, wholesalers, retailers and consumers across the emerging United States and globally. Please visit for more information or a free 30-day trial.