Jane, Laurie and Steve Porter-Doghramji-Rith-Najarian's Profile

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We are three siblings who share an appreciation for America's history and preserving the past. Our parents, long time collectors of books and sheet music focused on the start of our country's independence through the Civil War.

Jane's passion for collecting books began in the 1970's when she was a volunteer at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, a rare book museum. Laurie and Steve followed when we took over our parent's business, Paper Americana. Now our business name is JLS Ephemera--short for Jane, Laurie & Steve.

In this internet age, books will disappear very soon. The older ones have so much charm, the quality of the paper in your hands, the imprint of the type, the smell of the cloth and leather. You can feel the age of manufacturing and printing, and it tells you something about the people who produced it…

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  • Born on October 13
  • Joined September 28, 2010

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paper, cloth, leather, ink

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About

We are three siblings who share an appreciation for America's history and preserving the past. Our parents, long time collectors of books and sheet music focused on the start of our country's independence through the Civil War.

Jane's passion for collecting books began in the 1970's when she was a volunteer at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, a rare book museum. Laurie and Steve followed when we took over our parent's business, Paper Americana. Now our business name is JLS Ephemera--short for Jane, Laurie & Steve.

In this internet age, books will disappear very soon. The older ones have so much charm, the quality of the paper in your hands, the imprint of the type, the smell of the cloth and leather. You can feel the age of manufacturing and printing, and it tells you something about the people who produced it.

Explore collecting, if it's just for fun or interest. You may be surprised where it leads.

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