Share your Indiana Photographs:

04/08/2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Elliott House

Share your Indiana Photographs:
Howard County Historical Society to Host Historic Photographs Scan-a-Thon and Workshop
From boxes of unidentified photographs to discs of digital images, we all have family photographs that need attention. Learn how to identify and care for your photos at a free workshop at the Elliott House, 1218 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. The 90-minute program explores dating images; digitizing historic photos; and organizing traditional and electronic photos. Presenter Joan Hostetler will discuss how to examine and interpret historic photographs, reviewing processes and formats from the daguerreotype to snapshot. She will also explore internal dating clues, such as clothing, hairstyles, automobiles, props, photographers' backstamps, and even ear shapes. Hostetler is a historic photograph specialist who works with archives and individuals across the state. She received a master's degree in imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a certificate in photographic preservation and archives management from the George Eastman Museum.
Bring along your Indiana photographs for the Indiana Album Project
In connection with the workshop, the public is encouraged to bring interesting Indiana-related photographs for an Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This non-profit online archive takes hidden gems from the attic to the web by scanning, cataloging, and sharing historic photographs of all eras that are normally hidden in family photo albums or shoe boxes. Topics desired include photographs of Indiana houses, farms, businesses, schools, churches, bands, clubs, street scenes, transportation, or interesting people (including portraits of prominent or pioneer residents, people participating in activities, or great snapshots of everyday life). Scanning technicians will make high resolution scans while you wait and, later, the scans and catalog record will be uploaded to an online catalog. All photos will be carefully handled and immediately returned to the owners. Visit the Indiana Album web page ( to see some of the 7,500 images loaned so far. Learn how to submit your own scans by contacting Joan Hostetler, Project Director, at (317) 771-4129 or Reservations are recommended: please contact museum staff at 765-452-4314.
This program is funded in part by Indiana Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant administered by the Indiana State Library.