Pettis Dry Goods–as you can see here:  “Established 1853,” and at the time of this advert, the Christmas holiday of 1896, the business was at 25-33 E. Washington Street. What must shopping have been like 115 years ago here in Indianapolis? Or anywhere for that matter? Would love to go back in time and find out! And yikes, we have less than 10 days til Christmas! Have fun shopping!