August is one of my favorite months! Why? The Indiana State
My daughter and I have gone to the fairgrounds every year since she was 18
months old; it has become our tradition. We love it the food, the animals, the
rides we enjoy every part.
Since the Indiana State Fair is my favorite part of August,
it should come as no surprise that I enjoy the Indiana Historical Society’s
J.C. Allen and Son image collection which is available for viewing online.
The sharp, vibrant photo collection contains images of the
Indiana State Fair taken from 1926 to 1952.
The photographer John Calvin Allen started his business in
Tippecanoe County in 1912 and his son, Chester, joined him in 1929. The Allens
became known for their agricultural subjects and superb photography.
Two of my Indiana State Fair favorites from the J.C. Allen and Son
The 2016 Indiana State Fair will be held August 5 through 21 at the Indiana State
Fairgrounds. IHS members can get free tickets to the fair by contacting Sarah
Sankovitch at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year being Indiana’s 200th birthday, IHS will have the
Bicentennial Train located behind the Family Fun Park. Climb aboard and explore three box cars full of Indiana History.
Melissa Brummett is a Marketing Intern at the Indiana Historical Society. She enjoys photography, reading, sports and history.