I was raised in this work. I believe that long forgotten personal possessions and intimate expressions are essential to our present day understanding of history, and invaluable to waking humanity. I am rare in that I drive the miles and dig through the collapsing barns discovering each piece of primary source material before I put on my research and context hats.
I have published photo collections, written exhibition and auction catalogs, created preservation guidelines for non profits and built archives. I took my first steps in family shops and have operated several galleries of my own. I have regularly exhibited at Renningers, Kutztown, the DC Big Flea, Burton Ohio Antiques Show, the DC Antique Photo Show and Hertan’s Brimfield. I happily became a new participant at the prestigious PGH Photo Show this year.
My finds are widely accessible on the eBay auction site and will remain so. The purpose of this gallery is to showcase, curate if you can stomach the word, the best. What appears here will be available only here and stockpiled for announced updates. Consider this my very favorite booth display.
I am an antique dealer in the oldest sense of the word, archivist and historian. I do good work, compulsively, motivated by things other than money. If that all makes sense to you, wipe your feet and come on in.