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 Mrs. J.A. Stover stands with most of her collection of 20 dolls dressed in authentic 18th and 19th century costumes. The pair with white wigs in the center front are wearing costumes of 1775 and on the left are a man and woman of the Empire period around 1800. In the second row from the bottom, the man and woman have 1830 costumes on. The third row shows two dolls wearing the Princess styles of 1867 and the two dolls at the top are modeling the fashions of 1860. (Journal Gazette file photo)

December 1950: Displaying doll collection

Mrs. J.A. Stover of Hoagland Avenue is seen in this photo with most of her collection of 20 dolls dressed in 18th and 19th century...

April 15, 2021 9:20 am

 Aug. 17, 1971: The Palace Theater (later known as Civic Playhouse) was in the process of being demolished. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 17, 1971: Palace Theater undergoing demolition

The Palace Theater opened at 126 E. Washington Boulevard in 1915 and was demolished in 1971. In today's History Journal photo, the...

April 8, 2021 1:00 am

 Mrs. Holman Hamilton welcomes the Easter Bunny upon his

March 17, 1948: Easter Bunny arrives

In this week's photo from The Journal Gazette's archive, Mrs. Holman Hamilton welcomes the Easter Bunny upon his "arrival" at...

April 1, 2021 1:00 am

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Among the damage from falling trees were a number of crushed cars, such as this one on West Wayne Street.

July 20, 1954: Storm's wind causes major damage

On July 20, 1954, a storm with high winds left one person dead, dozens injured and damage across the city including downed power lines...

March 25, 2021 1:00 am

 Workers on the 10th floor during construction of the One Summit Square building. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 1980: Defying heights during Summit Square construction

In the summer of 1980, construction was well underway on the One Summit Square building (now known as Indiana Michigan Power...

March 18, 2021 1:00 am

 June 23, 1961: A workman moves through the remains of the auditorium of the old Lyric Theater, which was at 1014 S. Calhoun St. (Journal Gazette file photo)

June 23, 1961: Demolishing interior of Lyric Theater

In 1961, the auditorium of the old Lyric Theater downtown was demolished as part of planned renovations to turn the building's lobby and...

March 11, 2021 1:00 am

 Sept. 7, 1948: Structural engineer Orin M. Darling inspects the Wells Street Bridge with assistant Frank Droetemeyer. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Sept. 7, 1948: Inspecting Wells Street Bridge

Structural engineer Orin M. Darling inspects the Wells Street Bridge on Sept. 7, 1948. He and his assistant, Frank Droetemeyer, were...

March 4, 2021 1:00 am

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Ice is piled up outside Ice Delivery Inc., where a worker was trapped in a storage room full of ammonia fumes on Aug. 13, 1965.

Worker freed at ice plant in 1965

On Aug. 13, 1965, an overhead coil carrying ammonia gas broke and fell at an ice plant on Cass Street. As it fell, the coil toppled bags...

February 25, 2021 1:00 am

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Thomas Adkinson shows off the car he won in 1982. He says he has taken good care of it over the years, and it only has 24,800 miles on it.

'82 car winner still owns Pontiac, rarely drives it

If you won a new car, you would probably drive it, right?

February 25, 2021 1:00 am

 July 12, 1980: Men and women showed off their tans in a contest with a top prize of $1,000. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 12, 1980: Show Us Your Tan Contest

It's been a cold and snowy February week, so I thought we would visit warmer weather for this installment of History Journal.

February 18, 2021 1:00 am

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