Heritage Photo & Research Services

For Individuals and Family Historians

  • Does an older family member have boxes of unmarked snapshots and photos? Hire HPRS to help a relative mark these photographs so the information is not lost forever. This project can be combined with an oral history session to tape record your loved one as they tell stories about the family.
  • Scan family photographs onto CDs or DVDs to share with everyone in the family. Or better yet, place the images on a web page for distant relatives to share their comments.
  • Are your images faded, scratched, or damaged? HPRS can scan and retouch the images to their original condition and make new prints for you.
  • If you’ve inherited boxes of old and unmarked photographs, HPRS can act as a “photo detective” to help you date and perhaps identify some of the people. Internal clues such as clothing, name of the photographer, photographic process or format, or hairstyles can all help determine when the photograph was made.
  • Do you need historic photographs of Indiana for a book, movie, calendar, or presentation? Contact HPRS for rates about photograph research. 

For Archives, Museums, Libraries, and Historical Societies
We offer a range of photograph preservation and archives management services

  • Establishing a storage system for long-term preservation
  • Photograph archives assessments
  • Arrangement and description of archival photograph collections
  • Cataloging visual images using PastPerfect Museum Software or CONTENTdm
  • Condition surveys and archival rehousing of cased images
  • Digital imaging of prints and negatives
  • Recommendations for in-house photo duplication services

Photograph Research

  • Exhibitions
  • Books and magazines
  • Movies and documentaries
  • Commercial display and interior decoration

Local History Research

  • House and building histories
  • Business histories
  • Topical research (primarily in Indiana and Indianapolis)
  • City directory, newspaper, and local library searches

Examples of Past Projects