All posts tagged history

  • Penny Post: Please Excuse the Pencil…
    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 have whatever I happen to have.  We are afraid to let him have […]

  • 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 ...

  • Penny Post: It was something grand!
    March 30, 2016, 2 Comments

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.     SEP 24, 1908     6:30 PM Message:   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 […]

  • Sunday Adverts: For that Easter Bonnet
    March 27, 2016, 1 Comment

    Name of Business: African Ostrich Feather Company Date of this Advertisement: March 26, 1916 Location:  State Life Building, Fourth Floor Neighborhood: Downtown, Wholesale District 15-23 East Washington Street Service Provided: Millinery ...

  • Penny Post: Am very busy
    March 23, 2016, 1 Comment

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.       MAR 19, 1909       6-30 PM DAYTON, OH       MAR 20      5-30 AM Message: If not busy meet train (Penna.) which arrives in Day- ton about 11 o’clock Sunday.  Am very busy.  Ge ...

  • Penny Post: Suppose you are enjoying life
    March 16, 2016, 1 Comment

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND       JUNE 7, 1913       5:30 PM Message: Hello Ethel, I suppose you think I am a long time answering your card.  Suppose you are enjoying life.  I am coming over soon.  Am2. […]

  • Penny Post: I know the way
    March 9, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.     FEB 12, 1914     12 AM Message: Indianapolis, Thursday a.m. Dear Mother, Arrived here last night.  Leave for b. Friday night or some time Sat.  Will wire you.  No need to meet me, as […]

  • Penny Post: What an Elegant Place
    March 2, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, 6, IND.       10 – AM       MAY 31, 1961 Message:   Dear Marsha, What an elegant place – We had cocktails and dinner here Friday night – colored [sic] waiters and doormen and […]