An unusual amalgam of independent dealer, expert researcher, biographic archivist and make do curator working from the lowly depths. 


Traditional history does not often represent the working poor. My finds illustrate a more inclusive American context with resonant emotional calls from the past. 


I took my first steps in family shops, have owned galleries, written for auctions and built archives. Today I self publish, exhibit and provide institutional quality examples for anyone working to present relevant history. 


My eBay store (rarebooksandpaper) and Etsy shop (curleysden) will continue as they have 20+ years and the BEST lives here. 


Wipe your feet and come on in.