Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards, Indiana (Postcard History Series)

Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards, Indiana (Postcard History Series)

by W. C. Madden


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In the late 1800s, postcards of Indianapolis began appearing in mailboxes throughout the country. Since that time, the many prominent monuments, buildings, and parks of the Hoosier capital have been featured on countless cards.

Using an impressive collection of these images, author W.C. Madden takes the reader on an historic journey through Indianapolis from 1890 to 1950, providing a visual history of the development of the city. Indianapolis experienced great growth during the first half of the 20th century, which gave rise to innovative art and architectural structures, many that serve as the subject of postcards featured here. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Indiana World War Memorial, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Union Station, and Claypool Hotel, to name a few, are all highlighted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738523217
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,247,801
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Mr. Madden, an author and historian, has written extensively on Indiana history and baseball. One of his many publications is Baseball in Indianapolis, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2003.

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