Penny Post: It was something grand!

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND.     SEP 24, 1908     6:30 PM

The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Image:

Army and Navy Monument, aka Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument      (Image courtesy ebay)


Camp B. Harrison, Indianapolis Indiana

Dear Brother,

This is the grand Monument you read about  I was all through it  I took elevator up to the top, it is something grand.  Will tell you all about it when I get back  Hope you are all well    Your bro. Phil

Postmark: September 24th 1908

Postmark: September 24th 1908


Mr. Alex Tschirhart

771 Leeland [sic] St

Detroit, Mich.

Penny for your thoughts:

What is the most recognizable Indianapolis landmark?

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2 Comments on "Penny Post: It was something grand!"

  1. Steve Koepper March 30, 2016 at 7:14 am · Reply

    This is the first I am aware that it was initially called the Army and Navy Monument.

  2. Bob Palma March 30, 2016 at 7:27 am · Reply

    The most recognizable Indianapolis Landmark?

    By far and away, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What other Indianapolis landmark has been so photographed, both from the ground and from the air, with those images having been distributed far and wide more than 100 years? Bob Palma

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