Christopher P. Stephens, Bookman

Chris Stephens has been a book dealer since 1965 - earlier if you count childhood buying and selling.

Stephens has sold major collections to university libraries all over the world. He has operated appealing bookstores in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Hastings on Hudson, NY and several in NYC, NY. He is a wholesale dealer to other bookstores all over the world.

Chris loves books.

Stephens now maintains a lively internet operation out of his new home in Scranton, PA.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Abandoned Memories

Someone must have treasured this album once. In the late 1800s someone carefully put cabinet cards and visiting cards into the thick guilt pages.
Then what happened? Probably the original owner bequeathed it lovingly to to a son or daughter. Maybe it made its way through several generations.
Chris bought the album in a house, but the seller hadn't descended from the first owner. He'd picked up the album at a garage sale in Connecticut, for pete's sake.

Who are these people? What became of them?

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