Madison Bay Company began as Leib Image Archives, founded in 1976 by John Leib as a part-time business while he was teaching high school. He began by collecting historical photographs, but quickly grew his archive from five civil war photos to over 15,000 historical images. John Leib retired after 27 years of teaching and devoted himself full-time to the wholesale historical image business in 1989. His son, Troy, joined John in 1990 to operate the business as a partnership with a property in York, PA including offices and a small warehouse. Today, they share the business on a daily basis. The year 1996 marked a major change for the company. The product line expanded to include historical reproductions of Colonial, Civil War, Indian, Western and Nautical gifts. Wholesale customers include antique shops, catalogs, national parks, historic sites, theme parks and gift shops throughout the United States. As the business continued to grow, a much larger warehouse and office in East Berlin, PA was purchased. Since the original business name no longer quite fit the distinctive product line, the business incorporated and adopted a new name, Madison Bay Company, in 2000. Products now include: framed oil painting print reproductions and cut silhouettes (made in the USA), teak and mango wood small writing desks and writing accessories, brass antique reproductions, scrimshaw ox bone boxes, reproductions of antique transferware porcelain and hand-blown, molded glassware.