• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Christmas, A Century Ago

    Reader’s Question: Could you provide some details about the ways in which Christmas was celebrated in Indianapolis, a century ago? ~ Mary A., Indianapolis  HI’s Answer: Many of the facets of Christmas as it is celebrated today...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Indy’s Industrious, Illustrious Illustrators

    Let’s set the scene… Indianapolis in the 1890s: Due to recent technological advances in printing, Indianapolis newspapers are suddenly able to efficiently print cartoons and illustrations on every page. These become popular features for entertainment and...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Raggedy Indy

     A Sweet Little Raggedy Doll and a Sweet Little Raggedy House at 537 N. Tacoma Avenue Raggedy Ann Once again, eBay serves as the source of inspiration for historical discovery! Last week, a rare 1915...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Raggedy Ann and Indy

      Happy Independence Day, Indy! Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and … Raggedy Ann. It’s hard to find anything more “Americana” than the perpetually-perky little red, white, and blue doll. Were you aware that she has...

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