All posts tagged vintage

  • Friday Favorite: Park it Like It’s Hot
    September 14, 2012, 2 Comments

    A couple of months ago, one of the current and most oft quoted Hoosiers I’m aware of, “The Urbanophile” directed his attention to a banal new parking garage soon to be foisted upon the people of our fair metropolis in [&he ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Sew Me
    July 16, 2012, 4 Comments

    With all the talented women who have lived and do live in Indianapolis, I’m guessing the number of capable seamstresses, in total, is astronomical.  A few such accomplished locals have started an organization called Pattern if you wa ...

  • Ladies Lounge: That Ayres Look, 1951 Derby Style?
    May 21, 2012, No comments

    Many thanks to Thomas Brown for sharing this gorgeous 1951 advert with a dress by Traina-Norell and hat by John Frederics. If Indianapolis had a derby, I think this would be my pick! Ok, J. Peterman, I’ll take this one […]

  • Ladies Lounge: The Skirts Have It
    April 23, 2012, 1 Comment

    “There’s nothing new under the sun,” so the saying goes–and never more so than in the world of fashion. There are, in fact, just so many ways you can drape and decorate the human form. If you’re a regular reade ...

  • IndyView Revisited: The Circle, 1942
    March 26, 2012, 6 Comments

    A blustery rainstorm blew through Indianapolis in January, 1942. Photographer John Vachon was in Indy on assignment for the Farm Security Administration, and he chose to document street scenes with his small rangefinder Leica as the storm b ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Spring…in your step!
    March 26, 2012, 1 Comment

    Our unusually early (and fabulous) Indianapolis spring inspires the dusting off of the spring and summer shoe wardrobe. Here are some fab finds from 1954–I’d love to have just about any of these. Et vous?

  • Ladies Lounge: Pinteresting
    February 13, 2012, No comments

    It’s frustrating when finding vintage Indianapolis ads or other ephemera we’d love to acquire to share with the fine readers of HistoricIndianapolis.com –so what a delight to find somewhat of a solution until we are funded ...