Hi, I’m Amy. I’ve been thrift-shopping and wandering through flea markets since I was a kid – and since then, I’ve lived in Paris, New York City, San Diego and Cincinnati, adding to my collection as I went along. I live in Portland, Oregon now and am just beginning to discover the history and geography of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I especially love old books, prints, photographs and illustrations – there’s just something about the feel of old paper in my hands that connects me with a different time.
This blog showcases some of my favorite finds and offers a little history on some lesser known and (in my opinion) under-appreciated artists and art forms. I’ve accumulated quite a collection and I love seeing the things I love find new homes – especially if the images can be repurposed and shared more widely through digital art or crafts. To that end, many of the images on this blog are for sale in my Etsy shop as digital downloads. Just click on an image and you will be directed to the listing for that image where you may purchase a high-resolution scan and print it out as often as you like, for whatever purpose you like. I also sometimes sell the original prints, postcards, and book pages in my other Etsy shop.
If you know something interesting or special about any of these images please let me know. We can learn together.
I hope you enjoy all these beautiful old illustrations and prints as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!