• Posted in: Family Tree Family Tree: The Indiana Girl’s School

    In 1869, Indiana established the first detention facility in the country that was exclusively for females. Originally named the Indiana Reformatory Institution for Women and Girls, it was located just east of downtown (on Randolph...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge Indy Halloween 1917, What Did Ladies Wear?

    Ever pondered what the gals of yesteryear Indianapolis donned for Halloween? Guaranteed she wouldn’t have been an overt strumpet like the vast majority of 21st century costume-clad characters, but let’s look at the creative dressing-up...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Rink’s for Coats

    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 and...

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