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August 26, 2013

 

Riley Child-Rhymes, title page and frontispiece

Picturing Little Orphant Annie

It was Will Vawter's introduction in 1893 to poet James Whitcomb Riley that would put Vawter’s art in the public eye.

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August 19, 2013

 

aisle view facing altar inside country church

Pulpit or Politics: An Indiana Minister In Congress

When Gilbert De La Matyr began to preach currency reform and condemn capital, he was accused in the press and by many in the church of communism.

August 12, 2013

 

model of trash truck and sanitation worker

Talking Trash in Jasper

Jasper chose the General Electric Company to oversee a project designed to install a garbage disposer in every home in the town.

August 5, 2013

 

turn-of-century photo of outdoor meal

A Sunday School Spectacular

In a time when modern transportation and communication had yet to transform rural America, churches were often at the center of small-town social life.

July 29, 2013

 

old telephone on the wall, red wallpaper, view through doorway

Tin Cans Strung Across The Cornfield

In the 1910s and 1920s, many farmers created their town small telephone systems.

July 22, 2013

 

poet at copy stand for a reading, art exhibited behind him

Indiana’s Second Poet Laureate

Hoosier Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf's love of place runs throughout many of his writings.

July 15, 2013

 

engraving of cholera victims

Suddenly, Last Summer (In Lafayette)

In 1849, no one knew what caused cholera—a miasma in the air emanating from filth in the street,or living a life that was dissolute or intemperate

July 8, 2013

 

early 20th century photo of people under and next to white awnings at an outdoor gathering

Remembering The Show On The Road

At the turn of the last century, traveling chautauquas brought rural and small town residents cultural entertainment with a religious component.

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