Growing up, I always had a passion for reading old books, particularly ones that were richly decorated with amazingly complex illustrations. However, I only got hooked on collecting vintage ephemera and old paper when I bought my first set of Victorian trade cards from a dealer in the Niagara Falls area in 2002. Since then, I have been obsessively acquiring more antique paper and books from eBay sellers all around the world as well as from antique dealers in Cleveland, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

I mostly collect profusely illustrated magazines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and try to repair the graphics in Photoshop after I have scanned them at high resolution (600 dpi or higher). I am slowly working my way through digitizing the over 250,000 images (an ever-expanding number) I currently own, a feat I might not realistically achieve in my lifetime. Thank you for coming along with me on my crazy bibliophile journey and helping me to keep the light shining on these drawings from days long past…

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  • Joined: December 2017
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