• Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: The Riverside Bear Pit

    Forty years before Indianapolis Star columnist Lowell Nussbaum organized a fundraising drive for an Indianapolis Zoo, Riverside Park housed two bears, five foxes, two eagles, one monkey, 12 alligators, and eight deer. Built at the...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: Loved and Lost

    Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collection, copyright 2009. Over the course the postcard design evolution, vintage Valentines may be some of the most intricate and ornate. From intricate art deco cherubs to...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: In the Good Old Winter Time

    In the Good Old Winter Time at Riverside, Indianapolis, Indiana Image courtesy of Tom Keesling, Hoosier Recollections. January 2014 will go on record as one of the coldest months in Indianapolis’ history. Pipes burst, the...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: A Happy New Year, 1911!

    Postcard images from cardcow.com. Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND. Dec. 26, 1910 7-PM Message: 1216 Cornell Indianapolis Ind. Dec 26 Dear Friends, so glad to get the lovely remembrances many thanks, all are well, and had a...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Come cool down in Broad Ripple Park in 1910

    Anyone considered for a moment, what it would have been like to live in Indianapolis in this kind of weather before air conditioning was invented? I’m guessing you’d have just wanted to sit in a...

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