Most of this is scans of historic paper objects like period magazines, photos, and postcards. I've also included some photos of antique/historic stuff as well.
I started collecting Victorian and Edwardian period magazines and booklets in late 2006. In early 2007 I also added some period photos to my collection. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to many of these documents. In an effort to make them more useable, I started scanning them and making the scans available on this website.
I've tried to scan all of these at (at least) 300 dpi. This should be high enough quality that they could be reproduced in near photo quality. I figured scrap bookers and costume enthusiasts would probably have uses for these higher quality images.
I've tried to date and label the scans where I can and many of them are clearly out of copyright (ie. old enough that the copyrights have expired). If you wish to keep these images on your own computer or print them out in any form, please feel free. I would ask that you do not take these images to put up on your own website without my permission. It takes me about 2 minutes per page to scan this stuff (that's not counting the time I spend doing photo editing or building the web pages), so these resources represent a huge amount of work for me.
I would like to retain the credit for scanning these and would prefer if people came here to download them. If you wish to use specific images for a website or digital art project, please ask me. I will be happy to give permission for pretty much any non-commercial use.