The blog. The image at the top of the page. What’s it all about, you ask?

I’ve got answers.

Envisioned for some time, this blog got nudged into existence when Online, my monthly coverage of antiques and collectibles on the Internet, was discontinued by a trade paper where it had appeared for years. Readers, I was told, no longer needed to know about antiques on the Internet.

Compiled by my wife, Elizabeth, and I, Americana Journal will feature a variety of material that overviews the antiques market. We’ll report on interesting news within the industry, offer timely tips, toss out a few opinions, and keep you informed of intriguing Web sites we find.

All you have to do is come back. You’ve got the easy part.

As for the image at the top of this page, it’s part of a New York street scene painted by Glen Cooper Henshaw, an Indiana native who may be best known for his Impressionistic views of the Big Apple. Henshaw was an interesting character, but that’s a blog for another day.