All of the images for our magnets come from vintage matchbook covers. My Dad has a collection of 700,00+ matchbook covers. Much of what is in his collection dates back to the early 1910's through the 1960's. The printing process back in the day was far from perfect, leading to some poor quality images to work with. In addition, even small amounts of dirt or scuffs can really do a job on an otherwise perfect and incredible image. Whenever possible, I've cleaned up the images you see on the magnets we are offering so they look better than new.