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Indiana Buildings Postcards

Indiana Statehouse

Located in Indianapolis, the Indiana Statehouse is the state capitol building of the state of Indiana. Built in 1888, it houses the Indiana General Assembly, the Governor of Indiana, and the Supreme Court of Indiana along with other state officials.  

Order No. 6450 

Indiana State Capitol Building

Indiana State Capitol Building

The statue of Oliver P. Morton, Civil War Governor of Indiana from 1861-1867, stands at the Market Street entrance. This Neo-Roman structure with its Corinthian columns was constructed in 1877-1888 at a cost of 2 million dollars. The building's most distinguishing feature was the gold dome, which was 72 feet in diameter and rises to a height of 234 feet about ground.

Order No. 6402 Temporarily Out of Stock

State Capitol

State Capitol

The Indiana State Capitol Building, Indianapolis, Indiana, an example of Neo-Roman Architecture in downtown Indianapolis, built in 1888, was designed by architect Edwin May. It houses the Governor's office, the two houses of the legislature, and the supreme court.

Order No. 6415

Thomas Lincoln Family Cabin (circa 1816)

Thomas Lincoln Family Cabin (circa 1816)

The Lincoln Family came to Indiana in December, 1816 when Abraham was only seven years old and, during the next thirteen years, carved out of the forest a typical frontier farm. This farm has been reproduced at Lincoln Living Historical Farm, Lincoln City, Indiana.

Order No. 6406   

Indiana World War Memorial

Dedicated to the Indiana men killed in action during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, this memorial includes a 450 seat auditorium and a military museum.  University Square, with its cascading fountain (background) and Obelisk Square (foreground) provide a lovely resting spot in mid-town Indianapolis.

Order No. 5

 Round Barns in Indiana

Round Barns in Indiana

Very popular in Indiana with the early farmers because they were faster, easier and cheaper to build. (2 men could build one). About 100 still survive and some are still in use, particularly in the North East part of the state.

Order No. 6427

Lucas Oil Stadium

Established in 2008, this state-of-the-art stadium has a seating capacity of 63,000.  Its retractable roof and retractable north window offer a breathtaking view of downtown Indianapolis 

Order No. 6449  

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The 183 million dollar facility opened in the fall of 1999.  It is home to the NBA's Indiana Pacers and the WNBA 2012 Champion Indiana Fever.  It also hosts college basketball including the Big Ten Conference tournament, indoor concerts, swimming events, and ice hockey. 

Order No. 6426

Victory Field

The Best Ballpark in America opened in July 1996.  A part of the White River State Park it seats 15,500 fans, has natural grass, a beautiful view of the downtown skyline and is home of the Indianapolis Indians.

Order No. 6421  

Indiana Farm Scene

 

 

One of Indiana's main industries, farmers raise corn, soy beans, cattle and pigs.

Order No. 6429  

Indiana Covered Bridges and Mills Postcards 

Adam's Mill

Adam's Mill built in 1845 on Wild Cat Creek in Carroll County, Indiana.

Order No. 6407

Bell's Ford Bridge

Bell's Ford Bridge

91 Covered Bridges-many over 100 years old still exist in Indiana. BELL'S FORD BRIDGE is 325 feet long and was built in 1869 over the east fork of White River in Jackson County near Seymour, Indiana.

Order No. 6401

Eugene Bridge

Eugene Bridge

Crosses the Vermillion River at the north edge of Eugene, Indiana. It was built in 1873, a one span Burr arch, and is 192' long and 16' wide.

Order No. 6440

Potter's Bridge

Potter's Bridge

This 259 foot long, double span Howe truss bridge is Hamilton County's only remaining covered bridge. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and in 1999 Potter's Bridge Park was opened.

Order No. 6447

Ramp Covered Bridge

Ramp Covered Bridge

Over Salt Creek at North entrance, Brown County State Park, 1 mile South East of Nashville, Indiana. Built 1838 at Raccoon, Indiana and moved to park in 1932. A single span, 96 ft., two lane, Burr Arch type, it is perhaps the oldest bridge in use in Indiana.

Order No. 6439

Mail Pouch Billboard

Billboards of Yesterday still dot the countryside along Indiana Highways

Order No. 1317

Indiana Supreme Court Postcards

Indiana Supreme Court Justices

Indiana Supreme Court Justices

Indiana Supreme Court Justices: James Frazier, Jehu Elliot, Robert Gregory, and Charles Ray (l. to r.) were elected in the 1864 election alongside Governor Oliver P. Morton and President Abraham Lincoln.

Order No. 6442

Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom

Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom - 6443  Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom - 6451

The Court has been hearing cases in this courtroom since 1888 when the present State House was completed. This is longer than any other supreme court in the United States has sat in the same place.

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Indiana Supreme Court Seal

Indiana Supreme Court Seal

In 1818 the second session of the Indiana General Assembly appropriated $98.75 to the Indiana Supreme Court for the purchase of books and the creation of its own seal. The Court has used this seal ever since.

Order No. 6444

Indiana Postcards, Indianapolis

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Standing 284 feet tall, this limestone and bronze monument is the center of the "Circle City," Indianapolis, Indiana.

Order No. 6420

Greetings from Indianapolis

The capital of the state of Indiana, Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States.  Indianapolis is the largest city in the United States not located on a major body of water.  Indianapolis plays host to numerous convention and sporting events, including the Indianapolis 500 and the 2012 Super Bowl.

Order No. 6430  

Indianapolis Canal and Walkway

Indianapolis has many parks such as this canal and walkway which provide a relaxing atmosphere away from heavy traffic and high buildings which now dwarf the capitol building once the tallest building in Indiana by state law.

Order No. 6425 

Indianapolis Canal at Night

 

 

 

The Canal Walk at night.  Illuminated on the left is the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.

Order No. 6452   

Artsgarden

 

 

The Indianapolis Artsgarden is erected over the intersection of Illinois and Washington Streets.

Order No. 6453 

Christmas on the Circle

 

 

 

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is annually transformed into one of the world's largest Christmas trees.

Order No. 6405 

Indianapolis Fireworks

The skyline of Indianapolis is lit up by fireworks displays held on Independence Day and Labor Day.

Order No. 1315

Indiana Outdoors and Animals Postcards

Greetings from Indiana/Clifty Falls

Greetings from Indiana/Clifty Falls

One of Indiana's most spectacular natural wonders. You'll see breathtaking waterfalls and deep bouldered canyons as you hike along the trails through this scenic 178-acre state park.

Order No. 6433

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

The First State Capitol (1816-1825) is situated in the center of Corydon's National Historic District. The historic district includes many of Indiana's foremost landmarks. Corydon was also the scene of Indiana's only Civil War battle on July 9, 1863 during General John Hunt Morgan's Great Raid through Indiana and Ohio.

Order No. 6441

Indiana Sports Postcards

Indianapolis 500 Start

The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the larges single-day sporting event in the world, has been held every year since 1911, with the sole exception of 1917-18 and 1942-45 when the U.S. was involved in the two world wars.

Order No. 1314

Old Main Gate - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Old Main Gate

Between 1909 and 1973, the main entrance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (seen here in 1947) was originally located to take advantage of a railway station, which was directly across the street.

Order No. 6416

Racing Capitol of the World

This 2 1/2 mile oval track, where the very first 500-mile race was held in 1911, hosts three of the largest single day sporting events in the world, the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and the United State Grand Prix. The newest edition to the infield was the road course, which was completed in 2000.

Order No. 6432 

Indianapolis 500 Pagoda

Indianapolis 500 Pagoda

For many years, the Indianapolis 500 radio network broadcast booth and the timing and scoring crews were housed in this Japanese-style Pagoda. Shown in the early 1950s, this landmark was razed after the 1956 race to make way for a newer Master Control Tower.

Order No. 6417

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Every Memorial Day Weekend, race fans gather from the world over to see the latest in automotive excellence put to the ultimate test.

Order No. 6431  

First Indianapolis 500 in 1911

First Indianapolis 500 in 1911

Part of the 40-car field pulls away on the pace lap of the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. The cars were lined up in rows of five (rather than three), and in the early days most drivers were accompanied by a riding mechanic.

Order No. 6418 

Indiana Emblems Postcards

Seal of State of Indiana

Seal of State of Indiana

The Indiana State Seal, a needlepoint piece totaling more than a half-million stitches, was created by Hoosier members of the Embroiderer's Guild of America as a bicentennial gift to the Indiana State Museum.

Order No. 6409

 Indiana State Tree

Indiana State Tree

The tulip tree, Liriodendron Tulipifera, was adopted as the state tree by an act of the Indiana General Assembly on March 3, 1931. Attaining average heights of 80'-120', it was once the monarch of the great forests that covered Indiana in pioneer times. The tulip tree is now used in landscaping for its shape, size, and distinctive bell-shaped yellow blossoms. Its white wood is used for furniture, toys, and musical instruments.

Order No. 6411

Indiana State Bird

Indiana State Bird

The cardinal, (Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis), was adopted as the state bird by an act of the General Assembly on March 9, 1933. The male is bright red with a black face and a red bill. The female is a buff-brown with tinges of red on wings and tail. A year long resident of Indiana, the cardinal's rich and cheery voice may be heard in any season. They nest in thickets of brambles or low saplings. The eggs, 2 to 4, are pale bluish-green with brown markings.

Order No. 6412

Indiana Map Quilt

Indiana Map Quilt

The Hoosier Heritage Quilt, a collaboration between Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, features quilt blocks made by winners from each Indiana county, pieced together in "stained glass" style. The official state quilt is a tribute to Hoosier pride and to the participants.

Order No. 6410

Greetings from Indiana

This map of the Hoosier State includes drawings of the state flag, state flower, notable places, people, and resources.

Order No. 6428