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Archive for August 2013

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.

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 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 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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