• Posted in: Historic Miscellania The World League for a Sane Christmas

    Indianapolis News, July 18, 1911. Oh, tired Christmas shoppers!  Burned out on commercial Christmases?  So were people back in 1911, when a league that sought to call a halt to unfettered Christmas gift-giving established its national...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Beef Tea for Beefcake

    A beefy gentleman. Does anyone else find this 1901 Armour’s Vigoral advertisement a little… revealing? Perhaps you knew that Beef Tea was as popular as Darjeeling or Earl Grey in Indianapolis around the turn of...

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