Indiana – beautiful photographs of the way she looked in the 1890s and early 1900s

Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Indiana is the least extensive state in the contiguous United States west of the Appalachian Mountains.

The song Sweet Indiana Home below was recorded in 1922 by Aileen Stanley – composed by Walter Donaldson, conducted by Rosario Bourdon in Camden, New Jersey

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Indiana was 6,570,902 on July 1, 2013, a 1.3% increase since the 2010 United States Census.

 

Below are some beautiful photographs from the Library of Congress of how she looked in the 1890s and early 1900s.

State House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904  Detroit Publishing CompanyState House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Dining room, Soldiers’ Home, Marion, Indiana 1898Dining room, Soldiers' Home, Marion, Indiana 1898

Public Library, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1902 Detroit Publishing CompanyPublic Library, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1902 Detroit Publishing Company

Commercial Club,  Indianapolis, Indiana ca. between 1900-1906 Detroit Publishing CompanyCommercial Club, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. between 1900-1906 Detroit Publishing Company

German is the largest ancestry reported in Indiana, with 22.7% of the population reporting that ancestry in the Census. Persons citing American (12.0%) and English ancestry (8.9%) are also numerous, as are Irish (10.8%) and Polish (3.0%).

Most of those citing American ancestry are actually of English descent, but have family that has been in North America for so long, in many cases since the early colonial era, that they identify simply as American.

In the 1980 census 1,776,144 people claimed German ancestry, 1,356,135 claimed English ancestry and 1,017,944 claimed Irish ancestry out of a total population of 4,241,975 making the state 42% German, 32% English and 24% Irish.

Das Deutsche Haus (i.e. German House), Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyDas Deutsche Haus i.e. German House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana between ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyTomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana between ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

First Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana between 1905-1915 Detroit Publishing CompanyFirst Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana between 1905-1915 Detroit Publishing Company

North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyNorth Pennsylvania Street , Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

West Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1907 Detroit Publishing CompanyWest Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Court House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyCourt House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

 Photograph shows flood waters around city buildings in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with city hall, topped with cupola or bell tower, on the right. may 4, 1884 Rombach & Groene, photographerPhotograph shows flood waters around city buildings in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with city hall, topped with cupola or bell tower, on the right. may 4, 1884

S.C. Cocke drugs, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1895 by Detroit Publishing CompanyS.C. Cocke drugs, Fort Wayne, Indiana 1895 by Detroit Publishing Company

National Prohibition Convention, 1892 IndianaNational Prohibition Convention, 1892 Indiana

Indiana. Lafayette County Court House at Tippecanoe County ca. 1902 Indiana. Lafayette County Court House at Tippecanoe County ca. 1902

Dead Man’s Gulch, Tippecanoe, Indiana ca. 1902 – by Detroit Publishing CompanyDead Man's Gulch, Tippecanoe, Indiana ca. 1902 - by Detroit Publishing Company

Imperial Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyImperial Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Christ Church, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyChrist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Meridian Street, looking north from Maryland St., Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1888Meridian Street, looking north from Maryland St., Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1888

Indianapolis, Ind., Board of Trade Bldg ca. 1890 by Detroit Publishing CompanyIndianapolis, Ind., Board of Trade Bldg ca. 1890 by Detroit Publishing Company

Print from copy negative (original glass plate negative in Tippecanoe County Historical Society.) Original photo dated May 7, 1893. View north, south side. – Big Four Depot, 10 South Second Street, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IndianaPrint from copy negative Original photo dated May 7, 1893.. - Big Four Depot, 10 South Second Street, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IN

State House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1900  Detroit Publishing CompanyState House, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1900 Detroit Publishing Company

Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana 1904 Detroit Publishing CompanyIndiana National Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana 1904 Detroit Publishing Company

Court house, Goshen, Indiana / W. Parfitt 1909Court house, Goshen, Indiana by W. Parfitt. 1909

Riverside Boulevard, Indianapolis, Ind. ca. 1890 by Detroit Publishing CompanyRiverside Boulevard, Indianapolis, Ind. ca. 1890 by Detroit Publishing Company

North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1900 Detroit Publishing CompanyNorth Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana ca. 1900 Detroit Publishing Company

North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1904 by Detroit Publishing CompanyNorth Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Ind 1903

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