The Photographers Association of America held their annual convention in Indianapolis in July 1915. The group, seen here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, was formed in 1880 to enhance the art and science of photography. They used their annual meetings to introduce products and share knowledge with their fellow photographers. The organization changed its name in 1958 to Professional Photographers of America. Indianapolis businessman Louis Schwitzer is in the drivers seat of the car. The Bretzman family appears in this image; the man in a dark jacket kneeling behind the automobile is Charles Bretzman, the small boy in a sailor suit is Noble and two girls in striped jackets are Julia (l) and Maie (r), his wife Bertha is wearing gloves and hat and is standing next to Marie.
The original nitrate negative was copied with funds provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 1990. This digital image was created from that copy. The copy prints and negatives are stored in Microfiche Number order.
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Professional Photographers of America
Racetracks (automobile racing)
Indianapolis Speedway Race
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