About Us

Our History

Period Americana was founded by Kenneth Olson. Since the early 1980s, he has placed some of America's finest historical artifacts into the collections of individuals, local historical societies, museums and institutions. Today, Period Americana and its team of relic hunters comb the barns and attics of America to rescue artifacts, relics, letters, diaries and photographs that document America's rich history. 

Our Promise

 Period Americana stands behind all of our sales so that you can buy with confidence. Our goal is to help build collections with distinction and value.  We guarantee the authenticity of our items for life.

Our Staff

Kenneth J. Olson, President and CEO

Mark Tetreau, Photography

Margie Leslie, Adminstration


Ephemera Society of America

Center for Civil War Photography