Archive for April, 2016

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April 27, 2016

Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.     OCT 13, 1915     930 AM Message: 10-13-15 Dear Mrs. Seerley, Your car rec’d was pleased to hear from you & that you were having a good time the auxiliary was out to Mrs. […]

Deja Vu Tuesday: Would a Hoosier by any other name smell as sweet?

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April 26, 2016, No comments

In a rare display of bipartisanship during a campaign season otherwise marked by epic ugliness, Indiana’s two U.S. senators recently banded tog ...

Sunday Ads: Life (Insurance) In Indianapolis

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April 24, 2016, 1 Comment

Name of Business: Indianapolis Life Date of Advertisement: April 24, 1966 Neighborhood:  Midtown/ North Meridian Street Service Provided: Life Ins ...

Penny Post: Please Excuse the Pencil…

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April 20, 2016, 2 Comments

Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.       JUL 22, 1920 Message: Dear Aunt Julia, Please excuse pencil as the little boy where I am staying thinks he must ...

  • Sunday Ads: Sin From Last Century
    April 17, 2016, No comments

    Name of Business: The Empire Theater Date of Ad: April 13, 1913 Date Established: 1892 Neighborhood: Downtown Notable: Promising a bevy of pretty and sprightly girls, the star attraction, Zallah, featured her own company. A review from Geor ...

  • Sunday Ads: More Than Just Jewelry
    April 10, 2016, 1 Comment

    Business:  Goodman Jewelers Date of this Advertisement:  April 12, 1959 Location:  30 West Washington Street Neighborhood:  Downtown Goods:  Jewelry and more Years of Operation: 1949-1999 Notable: Believe it or not, swimsuit season is ...

  • Then & Now: Hawthorne School
    April 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    While it’s no longer called Nathaniel Hawthorne School Number 50, it still serves students today. Now the Providence Cristo Rey High School, the school has been through a few changes through the years. At the corner of Germania and ...

  • HI Mailbag: St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild
    April 5, 2016, No comments

    Reader’s Question: My daughter-in-law recently became a member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Could you provide some history of the organization and its activities? ~ Carol C., Carmel     HI’s Answer: St. Margar ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Saving for a Rainy Day
    April 3, 2016, 2 Comments

    Name of Business: Fidelity Trust Company Date of Advertisement:  April 1, 1956 Neighborhood:  Midtown Service Provided: Banking Notable:  The Fidelity Trust Company began banking in Indianapolis in 1909, with William Fogerty serving as t ...