For twenty years, Leland and Crystal Payton have collected ephemera that relates to Ozark history. From flea markets, antiques shows, and auctions, they have acquired souvenirs, postcards, magazines, books, brochures, maps and photographs—some of which were used to illustrate our book See the Ozarks.
In 2003, a selection from their collection intrigued library patrons when shown at The Library Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Many of the large photographs that decorate the new Bass Pro Branson Landing store are enlargements scanned from images in our collection.
This vintage Ozark imagery can be reproduced in any size and makes wonderful décor for home or business.
We can provide either prints or high quality scans. All images are copyrighted and may not be used without permission.
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with your needs and we will provide examples and estimate the cost for a
group of these nostalgic and authentic images from the Ozark past.
Original photographs by Leland Payton are also available for purchase—see Leland Payton Photographs on this
Web site for examples.