All posts tagged Sunday Adverts

  • Sunday Adverts: Indianapolis Light and Heat Company
    May 18, 2014, 3 Comments

    From 1904 – 1926, the company now known as the Indianapolis Power and Light Company was the Indianapolis Light and Heat Company, as indicated in this advertisement from the May 1922 issue of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Bullet ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Wiegand’s Sons Florist
    May 11, 2014, 3 Comments

    In 1859, a twenty-something Antoine Wiegand immigrated from Saxony, Germany to Indianapolis, where he opened a greenhouse.  Twenty years later, Wiegand  opened Wiegand Florist, one of the first such businesses in the Indianapolis area, at ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Metropolitan Theater
    April 27, 2014, No comments

    Earlier this week, Historic Indianapolis featured the Metropolitan Theater in “A Room with a View,” Metropolitan Hall: Indianapolis’ First Theater. The theater’s proprietor, Valentine Butsch, is a forebear of Histo ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Ad. Hereth & Co.
    April 13, 2014, No comments

      In 1852, John C. Hereth, a German immigrant who came to Indianapolis via Jefferson County, Indiana, opened a shop in downtown Indianapolis which sold anything needed to maintain a horse – at that time the main form of transport ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Hibben, Hollweg & Co.
    April 6, 2014, 1 Comment

      This 1920 advertisement, showcases a product sold at Hibben, Hollweg, & Co., a dry goods store in Indianapolis, which was located in a prominent building that still stands near the corner of Georgia and Meridian Streets.  By 192 ...

  • Sunday Adverts: The Freeman Newspaper
    March 30, 2014, 1 Comment

    In July 1888, Edward Elder Cooper, originally from Florida, founded The Freeman, the first illustrated African-American newspaper in the United States.  Cooper was born in 1859, and arrived in Indianapolis at age nineteen.  He was the onl ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Real Silk
    March 23, 2014, 5 Comments

      In 1922, brothers Jack and Lazure Goodman formed the Real Silk Hosiery Company, one of the first companies to sell women’s hosiery door-to-door.  At the height of their success in 1929, Real Silk sold over 12 million pairs of ...

  • Sunday Adverts: The Pink Poodle
    March 9, 2014, 3 Comments

    In the early 1960’s an up and coming star named Aretha Franklin asked for some R-E-S-P-E-C-T from Indianapolis audiences when she performed at the Pink Poodle, a popular night spot at the time.  Other notable performers to visit the ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Boncilla Cosmetics
    March 2, 2014, 1 Comment

    In 1896, John M. Price, born in 1872 in Washington County, Indiana, started the Crown Chemical Company, which originally produced household products such as laundry detergent.  In 1900, Price moved his growing company, and growing family, ...