Prints & Posters
Christopher Lane is the co-owner of The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd., purveyors of antique prints, maps and related books. He founded the shop in 1982 with Donald H. Cresswell.
As owner, Mr. Lane purchases, sells and appraises antique prints, maps and related books. He also researches and writes catalogs for the shop. He has given lectures around the country on various topics, including natural history prints, Currier & Ives prints, prints of Niagara Falls and maps.
Besides the shop's catalogs, Mr. Lane has published in antique show catalogs. He has authored articles that were published in various journals and other publications, including the recently issued "Art as Image." In 1993, Mr. Lane wrote Impressions of Niagara, a book documenting the Charles Rand Penney Collection of Niagara Falls prints. This is likely the largest single collection of these prints, containing over 700 images, and Mr. Lane will soon be involved in a forthcoming tour of the collection to France and Belgium. Mr. Lane has authored a series of basic guides on print and map collecting, including What Is A Print? A Guide To Collecting Antique Historical Prints, A Guide To Collecting Antique Maps, and A Guide to Collecting Currier and Ives Prints.
Mr. Lane is active in numerous map and print societies, as well as being involved in various historical societies. He is a board member of a number of these.
Mr. Lane blogs about antique prints at http://www.antiqueprintsblog.blogspot.com.