The Indiana Historical Society sees a way to expand their base and engage these new attendees in a personal way.
I had created a book about the Nelson-Atkins Community Portrait and sent it to a friend, Gerald Paul, in Indianapolis. He, in turn, passed it on to his friend, John Herbst, who was Executive Director of the Indiana Historical Society. John was intrigued by the idea of the museum adding 800 photos of everyday people to their historical photo collection. “Imagine if, today, you could go back 50 years and see what hundreds of everyday people looked like? Wouldn’t that be fascinating?”