Before recording artists and Oscar-winning films celebrated Bloomington, Indiana, the city already occupied an important position in entertainment history.
Whether traveling or back home, people from Indiana are used to seemingly endless speculation about their nickname, Hoosier.
Artist Robert Indiana is most often associated with the New York pop-art movement of the 50’s and 60’s but was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana.
Firms such as the Indiana Glass Company devoted its plant to the production of pressed and blown decorative glass. The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company became a principal supplier of stained glass to the New York studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge. The Root Glass Company designed and produced the original Coca-Cola bottles. The glass brand that, quite literally, became a household name was Ball.