• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Echoes in Time, Indy Brand Names

    It’s hackneyed but true: “history repeats itself.” And when you’re plugged into a bit of then and a bit of now, you recognize the echoes in time, repetitions and continuations. Knowing there is currently a...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Patent This!

    From the 1890 City Directory, this quintessentially Victorian era drawing to denote, presumably, rampant creativity. One wonders how many patents were issued from Indianapolis each year in this time period. And how creative, innovative and...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Advert: Soldiers & Sailors Monument Corner Stone Ceremony

    Not exactly an ad, but more an invitation for the August 1889 corner stone laying ceremony for our city’s beloved Soldiers & Sailors Monument. U.S. President Benjamin Harrison spoke to the excited crowd of thousands....

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: House Movers, 1897

    Considering the recent ‘to-do’ over the planned demolition of approximately 2,000 Indianapolis structures and the desire by some of us to explore other options before we eradicate more of our (potentially restored) historic homes and...

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