Welcome to Harter Images

In 2006, Jim Harter, James Hendricks and I had an idea; we would put together a website that would sell Jim’s massively popular late 1800s-early 1900’s wood-cut images online. Jim had already had a great success with his collections of books that featured these images.

With that, harterimages.com was born. Jim and James scanned in 4,200+ images that had never been featured in any of his collections before, and I was tasked with building the site. In 2006, we went live.

Unfortunately, the idea didn’t work out as well as planned. We did have sales, but they weren’t enough to meet our expenses. So after a year, we reluctantly shut the site down. I guess we were just a bit too early for the concept.

A few years later, Jim passed on, leaving a big hole in the world. But before he passed on, he told me that if I ever wanted to try again, to go ahead and do so.

Skipping forward to today, with the rise in image sale sites like Etsy, I decided to take his dream back to the Web. Harter Images has returned.

It’s going to take a little while to get all 4,200+ of those images online, so please be patient. I’m converting the original .tif image scans into vector format, so that customers can resize them as required. That’s going to take a while, but I think you’ll be pleased with the results.

I hope that Jim will be proud.

Harry Thomas
Web adminstrator