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

A little “Shaver,” Indianapolis newsboy, 1908.

By Lewis W. Hine

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Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

Drivers preparing for the start of the 1909 Indianapolis 100-mile race. The event was won by Louis Strang with an average speed of 64 miles per hour. 

Drivers preparing for the start of the 1909 Indianapolis 100-mile race. The event was won by Louis Strang with an average speed of 64 miles per hour. 

(Source: kingsacademy.com)

Young teen singing on a street corner, as part of an initiation. Indianapolis, 1945.
By Nina Leen

Young teen singing on a street corner, as part of an initiation. Indianapolis, 1945.

By Nina Leen

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