Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Trade Literature

The RLG forum had the talk Trade literature by Mary Augusta Thomas discussing catalogs at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Fascinating collection and talk. I'd never thought about all the possible uses old catalogs could serve. Then a couple of MP3s later on my player I heard John Lienhard on the Engines of Our Ingenuity episode 1897 and 1909 Sears Catalogs. An example of those old catalogs being put to use.

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