The Indianapolis Convention has passed into history and while it will not be recorded as the largest in the history of the Association it can truthfully be claimed that it was one of the best in years.

The weather was ideal, the convention hall was adequate though there was no room to spare, and the educational features, which predominated, were of an exceptionally high order. The 1915 Board has set a very high standard, but there is every reason for confidence in the ability of the 1916 Board to duplicate the very interesting features of the Indianapolis program at Cleveland with added attractions which their experience with this very successful convention may suggest.The picture exhibit was very good and a bit of color was given by the complimentary exhibit of paintings by members of the Association. Probably the most interesting of the manufacturers' exhibits was the large display of portraits in natural colors made by the Eastman Kodachrome Process and exhibited in the Seed Plate booth.

Dr. Mees of the Kodak Research Laboratory also gave an illustrated lecture explaining the development of color processes leading up to and including Kodachrome, which was not only well attended but thoroughly appreciated by all those present. While the process is not ready commercially the simple explanation of the method and the excellence of the results shown would lead one to believe that it is only a matter of time when color photography will come into general use.

The paper exhibit of the Eastman Co. occupied the entire large foyer of the first floor and the hundreds of excellent prints and enlargements were displayed in excellent taste. The frames contained no glass so the real texture of the paper was seen to the best advantage. As usual, this display was made up of prints gathered from studios of almost every State in the Union and was an excellent example of the general high class of work being produced on Eastman Papers.

The practical demonstrations in negative making by Miss Reineke and Mr. Titus were very interesting and instructive, the former being a radical departure from what we have been accustomed to see at conventions. Miss Reinke's work with babies and children was not only very clever but the advice she gave from her fund of experience in such work was invaluable. The most careful mother could have no hesitancy in allowing her baby to play with such toys as Miss Reineke provides, only those which will stand soap and boiling water being allowed a place in her studio. And as to floor or chair coverings for his "Young Majesty," Miss Reineke uses only such material as can be sent to the laundry once it has been used.

Such methods are necessary in photographing children these days when modern hygene is being preached so extensively and this advice and the demonstration of Miss Reineke's patience offered those present much food for thought on the subject of child portraiture.

The business and art lectures were very interesting, also the private criticism of pictures in the exhibits. The manufacturers' exhibits of apparatus were well displayed, the exhibit of Eastman Professional Apparatus being the most complete ever shown.

The entertainment features were all that was claimed and the hospitality of the Indianapolis dealers and photographers will long be remembered. Our space forbids a report of the business meetings, which will be given complete in the Association News. One of the good things was the adoption of a code of ethics which, if lived up to by every member of the profession, would make the title of photographer an enviable one among business men.

Friday evening the exhibits were open to the public and fully 2000 persons presented invitation cards which had been mailed by the Indianapolis photographers to their customers. The advertising value of such an invitation to the public is being appreciated and will be eagerly grasped by the photographers of all future convention cities.Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: president, L. A. Dozer, Bucyrus, Ohio; first vice-president, Ryland W. Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa.; second vice-president, Homer T. Harden, Wichita, Kans.; secretary and treasurer, R. W. Holsinger, Charlottesville,Va.; general secretary, John I. Hoffman, Washington, D. C.

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The Women's Federation elected the following officers: president, Maybelle Goodlander, Muncie, Ind.; first vice-president, Clara Louise Hagins, Chicago, 111.; second vice-president, Mamie Gerhard, St. Louis, Mo.; secretary-treasurer, Bayard Wootten, New Berne, N. C.

Atlantic City, Asheville, N.C., Louisville, Ky., New York, Cincinnati and Cleveland all wanted the 1916 Convention. The fight was really between Cincinnati and Cleveland, but Cleveland won easily when it came to a vote. So here's to the biggest and best convention of all - Cleveland in 1916.

Do justice to your negatives. You are judged by your prints - not by your negatives. You owe it to yourself and your patrons to use a paper that will faithfully reproduce the rich shadows, the pure highlights, the delicate halftones and the fine detail of your negatives.

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