About

A picture of the writer, glancing off to one side.
The writer, pondering life.

I’m Melissa, and I started The Paper Girl as a way to combine my love of vintage graphics, history, and writing into one neat little package. As a Deltiologist—someone that collects postcards—I obtain all sorts of interesting images that I then scan and restore so I can share them with others.

What You’ll Find on ‘The Paper Girl’

Every week there will be at least one post with high-resolution images from my collection that you can download and use for commercial or personal purposes.

There will also be long-form articles about the histories found in my postcard collection, from lost Canadian attractions to the towns and villages you find along the way. Old Ontario postcards, with their defunct hotels and forgotten locales, are something I’m very fond of and I enjoy sharing with you. If you enjoy history, you’ll enjoy my blog.

I may offer services from time-to-time as well.

It’s my hope that you’ll join me for this journey and have fun learning with me along the way.