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All digital scans by FieldandGarden.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Where possible, please cite FieldandGarden.com as your source when using this work and/or provide a link back to this page.

:: 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.

DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ!
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 me ::
I am a legally blind photographer and digital artist. I am also, among many things, a: not-so-perfect wife and mother, gardening junkie, collector of old things, blogger, cook, baker, scribbler, restless wanderer and enthusiastic hiker.

As a child growing up on the island of Borneo, I developed a lifelong passion and respect for the environment. When I was first diagnosed with ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS) in 1991, I sought peace and strength through countless hours of solitary walking in parkland, by the seashore and working in the garden. Through significant central vision loss, and most recently in early 2016, cancer diagnosis and treatment, I continue to find much comfort and solace in nature.

My husband and I, along with our 9 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.

:: About my photography gear ::
Nikon D7000 DSLR camera body
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ultrawide camera lens
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G fast normal camera lens
Nikon 105mm f2.8 medium telephoto/macro camera lens

Canon Powershot G11 point-and-shoot

Post-processing, if any, would have been done in Photoshop CS6.

:: About my antique graphics ::
Just a small portion of my antique book collection

Growing up, I always had a passion for reading old books, particularly ones that were richly decorated with amazingly complex illustrations. However, I only got hooked on collecting vintage ephemera and old paper when I bought my first set of Victorian trade cards from a dealer in the Niagara Falls area in 2002. Since then, I have been obsessively acquiring more antique paper and books from eBay sellers all around the world as well as from antique dealers in Cleveland, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

I mostly collect profusely illustrated magazines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I am slowly working my way through digitizing the over 250,000 images (an ever-expanding number) I currently own and post many as free downloads through my site, fieldandgarden.com.

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