Sunday Adverts: Indianapolis Tent and Awning Company

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Business: Indianapolis Tent and Awning Co.
Year of this Advertisement: 1900
Location:  20 S. Alabama Street
Neighborhood: Downtown
What they did: Manufactured and sold tents and related items
Years of operation: 1890 – early 1950’s
Notable: The company’s trademark was “We fool the sun.”  Indianapolis Tent and Awning made tents and other related items during World War II.
Additionally:  In city limits, camping is sometimes relegated to the backyard.  Do you remember camping in the backyard?  Share your memories in the comments!

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About the Author

Jessica Ballard-Barnett is a lawyer by day, and an amateur historian by night. A lifelong Indianapolis resident, she has a passion for old houses with velvet wallpaper, graveyards with ominous markers, and religious relics.

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