• Posted in: DeJa Vu Deja Vu Tuesday: The Carole Lombard Mystery

    “Every picture tells a story don’t it,” Rod Stewart famously sang in the early 1970s, the same decade that brought us other grammatical atrocities in song titles such as “Baby I’ma want you.” But sometimes...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Hoosiery

    Smooth Moves, Real Silk! Ladies (and gentlemen, too)… imagine an item of clothing so important… so luxurious… that a personal, to-your-door representative would arrive at your home to consult with you on the latest trends,...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Art History

    110 East 16th Street One look at the building and you just know it’s been an important location for decades. Mature trees, Indiana limestone, sturdy architecture. The near-north side campus, known to most as just “Herron,” boasts...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

    Historic Legacy * Education Resource * Local Treasure To some avid HI architecture fans, he might not be considered  the “favorite Indy Vonnegut,” but to others, it will always be author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. –who emerged as...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Sissle-ing Talent!

    A Pioneering Singer, Bandleader, Composer: Noble Lee Sissle Born in Indianapolis in July of 1889, Noble Sissle was destined to travel the world on his musical genius, which he came by honestly; his mother, Martha, was a school teacher who loved...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Stout Army Air Field

    Stormy skies look to keep aircraft long since missing from this 1940’s hangar along Holt Road grounded. – Photo by Ryan Hamlett Heading west into stormy skies this past weekend, I set off to discover...

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  • Posted in: IndyView Revisited IndyView Revisited: Fort Benjamin Harrison, 1942

    April 1942. Indianapolis was a training center for the war, and some interesting things happened at Fort Benjamin Harrison. A photographer arrived and stayed for several days, documenting the daily lives of a group of...

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