Period Americana offers historic documents, manuscripts, photographs and artifacts that chronicle America's rich heritage. Since 2010 it has enhanced the collections of individuals, local historical societies, museums and institutions.
Period Americana was founded by Ken Olson whose passion for American history burgeoned as a seventh grade entrepreneur, buying and selling at a local flea market. Since then he has dedicated his life to hunting down America's relics. Ken has authored several books and journal articles, presented to society and educational audiences, and built a private collection of unique written documents from our nation's history. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University and embarked on two careers prior, first as a non-profit executive at Goodwill, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts, and WBUR; and then built a successful real estate management firm. He resides in Boston's historic North End.
Mark Tetreault, photographer
Twan Tucker, auction assistant
139A Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
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