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Greetings from Indiana

This postcard is a popular graphic layout showing the state itself in the center with images of notable locations surrounding the state outline.

Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.

The description indicates the identity of each photo by number:

GREETINGS FROM INDIANA

  1. General Lew Wallace Study and Monument in Crawfordsville. 2. Covered bridge over Sugar Creek in Montgomery County. 3. Lanier State Memorial in Madison. 4. S. S. Delta Queen on the Ohio River. 5. Sacred Heart Church, University of Notre Dame. 6. Soldier’s and Sailors’ Monument, Indianapolis. 7. Gary Steel Works. 8. Purdue University in West Lafayette. 9. Tippecanoe Battleground Monument. 10. Indiana State House. 11. Lincoln Tower in Fort Wayne. 12. Beautiful Duneland Beach. 13. Kickoff time in Notre Dame Stadium. 14. Statue – tribute to General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. 15. 500 Mile Race – Indianapolis.

–This card was used and is dated 21 August 1962.

Parlors, Benjamin Harrison Home, Indianapolis, Indiana

This image shows two parlors, the front and back, as they look in their restored state in the historic Benjamin Harrison Home of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Natural Color Photo by Frank Shannon

The description states:

FRONT AND BACK PARLOR IN HOME OF BENJAMIN HARRISON — 23rd President of the United States, built by him in 1874. The Home has the original furniture and many objects of interest from the White House period. Located at 1230 N. Delaware, Indianapolis, Indiana.

–Harrison is noted for his modernization of the navy and the continued expansion of the National Park system.

This card was used and is dated 16 June 1961

Travelodge Motel, Indianapolis, Indiana

This is a typical promotional card from a motel of the time, in this case the Travelodge of Indianapolis, indiana. This particular establishment was called the Travelodge West, and was located on Washington Street.

Dexter Press, Pearl River, N. Y.

The description states:

INDIANAPOLIS TRAVELODGE WEST

403-419 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis 4, Indiana

97 fire-proof accommodations in the center of downtown Indianapolis. On U. S. 40, 52, 36, 421, and Indiana routes 37 and 67. Modern in every way, convenient to all downtown stores, theatres, churches and business buildings.

Telephone: MElrose 9-2331.

–The motel no longer exists, as the entire area has been rebuilt with a parking garage and county offices at this location. The blue car in the center of the image is a 1959 Chevrolet, indicating that this image does not predate that year. The card was used and is dated 15 June 1961.