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MEMORY BANK: Fighting polio

In this Nov. 26, 1945, photo, two women are at an Indianapolis department store to promote a fundraising effort for the State Board of Health’s infantile paralysis clinical research and for Kenny Institute treatment programs.

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Memory Bank: A singing stopover

Soldiers during World War II traveled often by train, which brought them through Union Station in Indianapolis. Both the USO and the Travelers Aid Society set up shop at the train station to help the troops with food, lodging and entertainment.

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Memory Bank: Shopping at Standard Grocery

By the early 1900s, groceries became self-service stores, in which customers would pick up their own goods and pay for them at check-out stations, like the ones shown in this Aug. 9, 1941, photo at a Standard Grocery.

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Memory Bank: Art instruction on the Circle

Circle Hall was constructed for the Second Presbyterian Church in about 1840 on the northwest quadrant of the Circle at Market Street—the spot where the English Hotel and Opera House, a J.C. Penney and then the Anthem headquarters would later be located.

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