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:: About public domain ::

The public domain material that I post on this site appeared in print before 1923, where no copyright exists or where the copyright is believed to have expired. If you believe that any antique/vintage images and texts are not part of the public domain, please email me immediately and I will remove the image from my site.


To the best of my knowledge, all the images and text in my personal collection of vintage/antique books, publications and ephemera are part of the public domain in many countries. However, laws on copyright may vary from one country to the next. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other restrictions when publishing or otherwise using the materials found within this repository of pictures and text. I do not offer guarantees or warranties of any kind regarding their public domain status, or their suitability for any purpose. In all cases, responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an image or reference text, and securing any necessary permissions to utilize these images or reference texts ultimately rests with the person(s) desiring to use these materials.

In no event shall I be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the use or other dealings in the images and files obtained from this site or any of my associated sites.

While by no means comprehensive, you can find a list of some countries' copyright length here.

:: About my collection ::

Just a small section of my ever-growing antique book collection

Ever since I was a child, I have always been a voracious reader. It wasn't until 2002, however, that I got hooked on collecting vintage ephemera and antique books when I acquired a set of Victorian trade cards, an old journal and a stack of books at an estate sale in the Niagara region of Ontario. Since then, I have purchased more antique paper and books from eBay sellers around the world as well as antique dealers in Cleveland, Ohio and around southeastern Canada. I particularly collect profusely illustrated books from the late Victorian era, and especially if the book plates are chromolithographs. I now have over 250,000 images in my collection that I plan to digitize, a feat I might not realistically accomplish in my lifetime!

:: About me ::

In no particular order, I am a: hoarder of memories, staunch guardian of antique paper paraphernalia, scribbler, knowledge seeker (especially of odd historical footnotes), gardening junkie, photographer, blogger, cook, baker, enthusiastic hiker.

My husband and I, along with our 8 year-old daughter, enjoy travelling and walking around Ontario, eastern Canada, and northeastern United States. We would love to make more trips around North America and the world.