Paperbound Watermarks

Paperbound is a digital repository for photographs of Western European watermarks from c. 1300 to 1550. It is still under construction, but becoming more funcitonal by the day. We are primarily looking for collaboration in the form of submissions of images of watermarks with the pertinent necessary data (the appropriate form can be accessed at http://www.paperbound-watermarks/contribute), but are happy to receive other feedback and suggestions. Eventual plans include integrating a reverse image search and creating a parallel database for post-1550 watermarks.


Help type
Kinds of collaborators
Individual/small group
Graduate students
Help description
If you have access to your library's Special Collections and permission to photograph, we are looking for images and accompanying necessary information for watermarks in manuscripts and early editions.
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Help needed