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November 20, 2016

Business:  Stationers  Date of Ad:  March 11, 1956 Location:  Downtown, 38 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1932-1997 Notable: Before Office Depot or Staples there was a local leader in office supplies. The family owned company opened in 1933. Two […]

Sunday Ads: Your Savings Store

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November 6, 2016, No comments

Business:  S.S. Kresge and Company Date of Ad:  October 28, 1923 Location:  Downtown, at the southwest corner of Washington and Pennsylvania Years ...

Sunday Ads: Music to Your Ears

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October 9, 2016, No comments

Business:  Wilking Music Company  Date of Ad:  October 13th, 1940 Location:  120 East Ohio Street, near Massachusetts Avenue Years of Operation: 1 ...

Sunday Ads: The Start of One Stop Shopping?

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August 21, 2016, 2 Comments

Business:  Wm. H. Block and Company Date of Ad:  August 15, 1926 Location:  Block’s Department Store, Southwest corner of Market and Illinois, do ...

  • Sunday Ads: Antiseptic Refrigeration? A National Craze
    August 7, 2016, No comments

      Business:  National Furniture Company Date of Ad: August 6, 1916 Location:  335-343 West Washington Street, downtown Indianapolis Years of Operation: 1899- 1958 Notable: The dog days of summer has everyone looking for a way to coo ...

  • Sunday Ads: We’ve Got You Covered from Head to Toe
    July 31, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Gerritt A.Archibald Company Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown: 38 East Washington Years of Operation: 1905- 1910 Notable: Gerritt Archibald came to Indianapolis in 1896 via Chicago after working in the wholesale h ...

  • Sunday Ads: From Fidelity to Infidelity
    July 24, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Aetna Insurance Company Date of Ad:  July 26, 1862 Location:  Downtown, 21 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1859-2011 Notable: The Aetna Insurance Company began insuring Hoosiers way back in 1859 and erected this ...

  • 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 ...