A Good Old-Fashioned Scan-A-Thon!

Join us Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as Indiana Album will be on-hand to scan in any of your old photos you’d like to share. This is at no cost to you. Joan Hostetler will also be giving a presentation about photo preservation and dating old photos (1-2:30 p.m.).

The Henry County Historical Society will host an Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon on Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Museum, 606 S 14th St., New Castle. The Indiana Album’s online community archive brings hidden gems from the attic to the web by scanning, cataloging, and sharing historic items that are normally hidden in family photo albums or shoe boxes. Subjects desired include photographs of all eras (up to the present) of any 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). Indiana Album’s volunteers will make high resolution scans while the lenders wait and later the scans and catalog record will be uploaded to an online catalog. All documents will be carefully handled and immediately returned to the owners.

Free presentation: Care and Identification of  Historic Family Photographs

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  workshop at the Henry County Historical Society & Museum on Saturday, August 31, 1-2:30 p.m. Presenter Joan Hostetler of the Indiana Album will discuss how to examine and interpret historic photographs, reviewing processes and formats from the daguerreotype to digital. She will also explore internal dating clues, such as clothing, hairstyles, automobiles, props, photographers’ backstamps, and even ear shapes. Participants are encouraged to bring interesting photographs for a show and tell.

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.

Formed in 2012, the Indiana Album, Inc., a non-profit organization, has digitized over 16,000 items to date. Visit the Indiana Album web page (www.indianaalbum.com) to search the catalog or learn how to participate. This scan-a-thon and program are funded by a Heritage Support Grant provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc. 

Make a reservation or learn how to submit your
own scans by contacting info@indianaalbum.com
or (317) 771-4129.