• Posted in: DeJa Vu Deja Vu Tuesday: Would a Hoosier by any other name smell as sweet?

    In a rare display of bipartisanship during a campaign season otherwise marked by epic ugliness, Indiana’s two U.S. senators recently banded together to take on the entrenched bureaucracy in Washington’s all-powerful Government Publishing Office. Earlier this month,...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Hot Product

    Advertising postcard recently offered on eBay. The circa 1905 rendering depicts the manufacturing plant of the Home Stove Company.  Located at 501-535 Kentucky Avenue, it was bounded by Henry, Aug, Merrill and Eckert (later, California) Streets....

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Hoosierdini

    This advertisement promoting the famous Harry Houdini’s performances at B.F. Keith’s Theater (March 1910) was recently found Ebay. Indy was Wild about Harry Though born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874 in Hungary, the man...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: I Think of You Often

    Some are Hoosiers by birth; others become Hoosiers by choice. Indianapolis area residents would agree with this 1945 sentiment, we all “like it very much.” Postmarked: Noblesville, IND., NOV. 5, 1945 – 5:30 AM Message:...

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  • Posted in: Indianapolis Collected Indianapolis Collected: 160 years of State Fair memories

    The late billionaire Malcolm Forbes was a prolific collector of many rare and valuable objects, but perhaps his most unusual collection was his cache of nearly 200 trophies that had been awarded to winners of...

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