The Indianapolis Engraving Company, featured here in a Chamber of Commerce advertisement from 1933, was founded in 1894 by H.W. Ballard and Ernest C. Ropkey as the Indianapolis Engraving and Electrotyping Company.  Ropkey was originally the treasurer of Indianapolis Engraving, but as evidenced in this ad, had risen to the role of president by the early 1930’s.  Indianapolis Engraving provided typesetting services for many local publications, ranging from yearbooks to the 1933 compilation of the songs of Stephen Collins Foster, compiled by Josiah Kirby Lilly for display at the Foster House.