Historic Metamora, Indiana 1838 Canal Town

Kerosene Lamps & Lanterns, Antiques, Old Books, Railroad Item

Model Trains

Lanterns of All Types

And Books, Books Books...

George never met a lantern he didn’t like, and Gail doesn’t believe that you can ever have too many books.

Visit Words & Images and see what happens when two packrats combine forces. Located on Main Street at the intersection of the Whitewater Canal and Bridge Street we have a unique assortment of books, railroad memorabilia, toy trains, kitchen items, lamps and lanterns, and anything else we couldn’t resist buying when we ran across it.

Our History in Metamora: Words & Images first opened in Metamora in 1995. The assortment has expanded over the years and the shop is currently located on Main Street.

Words & Images also features photography by Jim Salmon and paintings by Gail Ginther.

Jim specializes in wildlife and nature, as well as a selection of Metamora scenes. He is a member of the Indiana Wildlife Artists and the Southeastern Indiana Friends of the Arts. His award winning work has been displayed in the IWA annual show, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Cool Creek Nature Center, Sharon Woods Art Show, St. Lucie County Fair, and the Pendleton Art Center in Rising Sun.

Gail works primarily in acrylic on canvas using the buildings or landscape of the region as subjects. Her work has been chosen for exhibit at The Cincinnati Museum Center, Minnetrista Cultural Center, the Newcastle Art Association, The Anderson Art Association, The Community Gallery in Vevay, Art at the Hermitage, The Whitewater Valley Annual Show and the Pendleton Art Center in Rising Sun. She has a BFA from Miami University and is a member of the Hoosier Salon and the Southeastern Indiana Friends of the Arts.

Hours:  Sat & Sun 12-5, Holiday Mondays 12-5, other times by chance or appointment

Contact Us:  765-647-1212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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