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Catalogues, pamphlets and brochures for a wide variety of home products: practical items such as plumbing fixtures, millwork, hardware, and various building materials (e.g. brick, marble) as well as catalogues and brochures promoting products that add the final touch to interior décor: booklets detailing wall paper and paint products, furniture and accessories, curtains, light fixtures, small appliances, etc. Of particular interest from a social history standpoint are the pamphlets and brochures that target the female consumer. There are a considerable number of these; they serve to illustrate the power and peril associated with choosing home products that must, by necessity, fulfill functional demands while comporting to an understood "refined taste."
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