Bygone Americana

Former girlfriend of Bill Elder, now serving in the Navy, waiting for his return. Indianapolis, 1944.

Former girlfriend of Bill Elder, now serving in the Navy, waiting for his return. Indianapolis, 1944.

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The postman delivers a letter to the Eder family from their son Bill, who’s serving in the Navy. Indiana, 1944.
By Alfred Eisenstaedt

The postman delivers a letter to the Eder family from their son Bill, who’s serving in the Navy. Indiana, 1944.

By Alfred Eisenstaedt

(Source: TIME)

Family grocery shopping. Fort Wayne, 1957.
By Francis Miller

Family grocery shopping. Fort Wayne, 1957.

By Francis Miller

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Picketing workers watch TV in a tent outside the gates of a US steel plant during a strike. Gary, Indiana, 1959.
By Francis Miller

Picketing workers watch TV in a tent outside the gates of a US steel plant during a strike. Gary, Indiana, 1959.

By Francis Miller

(Source: TIME)

James Dean reciting his favorite poet James Whitcomb Riley in his uncle’s farm. Indiana, 1955.
By Dennis Stock

James Dean reciting his favorite poet James Whitcomb Riley in his uncle’s farm. Indiana, 1955.

By Dennis Stock

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

A little “Shaver,” Indianapolis newsboy, 1908.
By Lewis W. Hine

A little “Shaver,” Indianapolis newsboy, 1908.

By Lewis W. Hine

(Source: Flickr / library_of_congress)

Glass works at midnight. Indiana, 1908.
By Lewis W. Hine

Glass works at midnight. Indiana, 1908.

By Lewis W. Hine

(Source: Flickr / library_of_congress)

James Dean with his cousin Markie. Fairmount, 1955.
By Dennis Stock

James Dean with his cousin Markie. Fairmount, 1955.

By Dennis Stock

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

James Dean on his uncle Marcus Winslow’s farm. Fairmount, 1955.
By Dennis Stock

James Dean on his uncle Marcus Winslow’s farm. Fairmount, 1955.

By Dennis Stock

(Source: magnumphotos.com)