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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

A Few Minutes Later: 1907

A Few Minutes Later: 1907

Indianapolis circa 1907. "Union Traction Co. -- Union Terminal Building." A slightly later version of the scene from the previous post, showing one of Union Traction's interurban cars at the entrance to the shed. View full size.

 

Trackless Union Terminal

Elsewhere on Shorpy, two Esther Bubley photos from 1943 ("Indianapolis" and "Terminal Lunch") show the Union Terminal in its later state as a bus station. It was replaced by a new station in the mid-1960s.

I'm in heaven

If I could ply my trade back then gilding all those business names on the windows, I'd be smoking big fat cigars and driving around in my chauffeured carriage. Also, those hoardings on the far right are a real treat to my sign painters eye.

 
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