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August 14, 2016

A few ads and other info from the State Fair program from the 1888 State Fair. Hotel English–before it consumed the entire northwest quadrant of the circle. General Fair information: 10 cents round trip on a street car? If only those were […]

Penny Post: Aerial View of Downtown

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May 6, 2015, 1 Comment

Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS. IND.  16 DEC, 1963  10:00 AM Message: Dear Folks – Few words to let you know its been very cool down here. We got sn ...

Penny Post: A Rustic Pavilion in Brookside Park

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March 11, 2015, 1 Comment

Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.    MAR 3, 1911    10-PM Message: Dear Mother: – I thought that I would write you a few lines to tell you th ...

Sunday Adverts: The Postcard From Nowhere

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January 25, 2015, 3 Comments

A Vintage Advertising Curiosity Researching old advertisements can bring on a serious case of the WhatTheHecks!? Take, for example, this early adverti ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Bicycle Hat?
    July 8, 2013, No comments

    Indianapolis ladies of the 1890’s embraced the cycling craze. Of course, there were cycling suits, cycling jewelry, and as here, cycling hats… think you could get away with this one?

  • Friday Favorite: Classy Vintage Address
    April 26, 2013, 1 Comment

    Cruising historic neighborhoods allows for many fanciful discoveries. One of the features of most every building is its number. Indianapolis started numbering buildings fairly early in its development, but because there wasn’t an effi ...

  • Road Trip: Vintage Fashion in Pattern
    March 18, 2013, 8 Comments

    “Want to write about fashion from a historical perspective…?” Pattern  Editor-in-Chief, Polina Osherov queried this past fall. If you weren’t aware, Indy has an emerging interest in fashion and Pattern is an organi ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Rink’s for Coats
    October 14, 2012, No comments

    The last “Friday Favorite” was about the former Joseph Rink family home; next week’s will be Rink’s Cloak House, reportedly one of the first department stores in the USA devoted exclusively to women’s clothing ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Warm Colors of Autumn
    September 17, 2012, 3 Comments

    I don’t know about you, but this is the most eagerly anticipated autumn I can recall. Ever. And with it, the colors of fall will soon be moved back into my wardrobe’s repertoire. You could ease your way into the […]