Taylor was influenced by photography magazines and probably by photographic exhibitions held at the nearby John Herron Art Institute. Her photography work is classified as “pictorialist” style, an artistic photographic genre characterized by its soft-focus appearance. Family and friends posed for her in her upstairs drawing room …
This digital collection consists of items requested by staff and patrons. The items have appeared in books, exhibits, marketing material, decorated restaurants, enhanced retirement parties and enlivened family reunions. The collection will continue to grow as the IHS Collections help more and more people discover stories in Indiana …
Aaron Ballard moved from Virginia to Henry County with his wife Nancy in the 1830s. They had six children. Their daughter, Kate, married George Garman in 1864. Letters to Aaron Ballard are primarily from relatives left behind in Franklin Co., Va. Kate Ballard's letters are mostly from Union soldiers to whom she had written words of …
Ben Winans worked as a printer in Brookville, and also mastered the art of photography. He produced approximately 3,000 glass-plate negatives from 1902 to 1916 and fortunately wrote captions and dates for them. Much of what existed in turn-of-the-century Brookville and Franklin County has been lost to “progress” and decline. But the …
Benjamin Harrison became the twenty-third president of the United States, serving in that office from 1889 to 1893. Included here are portraits, images from the campaign for his presidency, political cartoons, pictures of Harrison with his Cabinet and images of Mrs. Harrison and their daughter Mary.
Here you'll find more than 50,000 digital images that are available for research, with more added every week. The Preservation Imaging Lab scans materials covering a variety of subjects and formats. These digital images constitute only a small percentage of the more than 1.7 million photographs in our collection. For more information about all the visual collections available, browse this site or visit the Manuscript and Visual Collections page on our main website.