Portrait of an older woman sitting in a chair. She is apparently one hundred and six years old. The woman wears a double-strand beaded necklace and a top or dress with an attached scarf. The photographer's notes indicate that this woman lived in a...
Three men walk across the bridge at the 12th Street crossing over the Central Canal in Indianapolis. There is snow on the roofs of the houses in the distance as well as on the trees, bridge, and banks of the canal.
Snow--Indiana--Indianapolis; Bridges--Indiana--Indianapolis; Central Canal (Ind.)
Depicts four young girls in ballerina outfits and ballet slippers. The girls are in various dance poses. The three girls in the back all have matching outfits including large headpieces in the shape of flowers. The girl in the foreground has on a...
Shows the tree-lined banks of the Central Canal in Indianapolis. Bricks, concrete blocks, and other types of garbage are visible along the sides of the canal. Three people wade in the canal. A bridge is visible in the background.
Central Canal (Ind.); Refuse--Indiana--Indianapolis; Canals--Indiana--Indianapolis
Team photo of a boy's basketball team. There are fourteen uniformed players and one coach. The boy in the middle of the first row holds a basketball. Each boy's name or nickname is printed on his shirt.
A young man is shown posing in a boxer's stance with both fists raised. He wears boxer-style shorts with a stripe down the side. The young man is bare chested and wears a cross on a chain around his neck as well as a beaded bracelet.
Several boys are shown playing baseball in a dirt lot behind a building. The baseball has been pitched and is still in mid-air. The batter is looking at the ball but not yet swinging the bat.
Baseball--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boys--Indiana--Indianapolis; Baseballs; Children playing baseball--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Young adults--Indiana--Indianapolis
A group of boys, most likely a choir of some type, is shown standing in rows singing. The choir director is facing the group and has his hands raised. All of the boys are nicely dressed, most of them are wearing suits and ties.
Choirs (Music); Singing--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children singing--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boys--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis
This is a photograph of young boys standing in a group singing. An adult is leading them. The boys are wearing suits, or slacks with shirts and vests. Next to them is the flag of the United States. There is some damage to the picture.
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Singing--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children singing--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boys--Indiana--Indianapolis
Five children are shown sitting on the stairs eating their lunches. Most of them appear to have sandwiches and glasses of milk. The two boys in the foreground are dressed alike in matching t-shirts and overalls.
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children eating & drinking--Indiana--Indianapolis; Sandwiches--Indiana--Indianapolis; Milk
Young women, working as Quaker missionaries are shown serving food to African American children. The children are seated outdoors in folding chairs. Some are in the shade of a large tree. The little girls are wearing summer dresses. The ground is...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Missionaries; Children eating & drinking--Indiana--Indianapolis
Four African American children are shown on wooden steps in front of an old store eating popsicles. Two of the girls are wearing summer dress; another girl and a boy are wearing jeans and short sleeved shirts. Advertisements for different products...
Five children are shown seated on the front porch of a run-down house, while one small child stands alone on the steps leading down from the porch. The children all have hats or hoods on and most are wearing coats or jackets. The house has boards...
Several children are shown playing in a fountain. The area around the fountain is fenced and several adults can be seen in the background watching the children run through the fountain. The fountain appears to be in a park.
A group of six children are playing with a ball in a grassy area beside a sidewalk. There are four small children and two older and taller girls. A playground and some commercial buildings are visible in the background.
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children playing--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children playing outdoors--Indiana--Indianapolis; Balls (Sporting goods)
A group of ten children is shown seated around a table. There is a tablecloth on the table and a vase of flowers in the center. All of the children are nicely dressed. Another table with four women and a baby is behind the table where the children...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Women--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children eating & drinking--Indiana--Indianapolis
A choir, predominately women, is shown singing. They are wearing dark robes with sleeves that fold back to reveal a lining matching the stolls on the robes. They are holding their music open. A young woman is pictured in the foreground, not...
An elderly clergyman is shown standing in front of a mural. There are three adult African Americans in the painting and one child. A man, woman, and child are wearing tattered clothing, similar to what slaves wore. The other man's image is not...
Five children are pictured standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Fifteenth and Missouri Streets. Across the street there is a church with a brick fireplace and an image of Jesus above the front double doors.
A doctor wearing a lab coat with a stethoscope in the pocket is shown opening a box, possibly a gift. A woman can be seen laughing in the background. The picture was taken inside an office. A coatrack with hangers and a row of file cabinets are...
Physicians--Indiana--Indianapolis; Medical offices--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boxes
Several uniformed women walk in an Elk's parade on Indiana Avenue. Onlookers have gathered along the side of the street and a few people watch the parade from the windows of their houses along the parade route.
In 1956, O. James Fox photographed street scenes of Indiana Avenue capturing much of the vitality of the thoroughfare. As the block that remained the most intact, the 500 block was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Dahlias are shown blooming in front of a dried sunflower plant. An old wooden building with five glass windows is behind them. The door to the building has been set at an angle in the left front corner. There is some decorative woodwork and a glass...
Several children are gathered in a circle outdoors. The children all sit on metal folding chairs and most of them hold drinks in their hands. A young woman stands in the middle of the group and is handing a straw to one of the children. Another...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Young adults--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children eating & drinking--Indiana--Indianapolis
This photograph was taken looking out from inside the shelter house in Military Park. Adults and children are pictured standing in or near the shelter. The women are wearing summer dresses, the men are in suits or nice slacks and shirts. A bicycle...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Men--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Women--Indiana--Indianapolis; Parks
A group of eleven adult women are in this photograph taken indoors against a plain background. Five are seated; the others are standing behind them. The women are wearing summer dresses and all have their hair styled. The upper right corner of the...
A group of seven boys is shown lounging in the grass next to a sidewalk. Two of the boys are on bikes. One boy is smoking. The others are sprawled out on the grass. Several commercial buildings can be seen in the background.
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boys--Indiana--Indianapolis; Bicycles & tricycles; Smoking--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children smoking--Indiana--Indianapolis; Teenagers
Image shows a group of children in various costumes and two female adults. Many of the children are wearing masks. Some of the girls have sashes around their waists. One of the boys has on Lone Ranger pants. Another boy appears to be wearing a hula...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children & adults--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Women--Indiana--Indianapolis; Masks; Costumes
A large crowd watches as Dwight D. Eisenhower is escorted down Indiana Avenue in a convertible draped with striped material. Eisenhower waves to the crowd. This image was taken during Eisenhower's campaign for the presidency.
Political campaigns; Eisenhower, Dwight D.; Parades & processions--Indiana--Indianapolis; Crowds--Indiana--Indianapolis
Two clotheslines with laundry hanging on them are seen in the backyard of a dilapidated house. The yard is strewn with debris. A young boy and girl can also be seen in the yard. The girl has on a dress and is barefoot.
Laundry--Indiana--Indianapolis; Clotheslines--Indiana--Indianapolis; Building deterioration--Indiana--Indianapolis; Slums--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis
A little boy is shown standing outside in front of a white screen. He has a broken paddleball and is holding the small rubber ball in one hand and the paddle with the string still attached in the other. The boy wears a hat, t-shirt, and rolled up...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; Boys--Indiana--Indianapolis; Toys; Children playing with toys--Indiana--Indianapolis; Paddleball
A smiling African American man and a little girl are shown holding a baby bottle as an infant drinks from it. The little girl is looking very seriously at the baby bottle. The man is wearing a hat, and a jacket over a white shirt. The little girl...
African Americans--Children--Indiana--Indianapolis; African Americans--Men--Indiana--Indianapolis; Children eating & drinking--Indiana--Indianapolis
Two men are standing on top of a large stack of bricks. Both of the men are bent over, apparently in the act of stacking more bricks. Another man in a plaid coat and baseball hat is carrying over more bricks to the other men. The man carrying the...
A mother is holding her son in her arms. She wears glasses, a heart pendant, and two bangle bracelets. Her son is dressed in rolled up jeans, a t-shirt, and a hat. They are outside, possibly in a park.
Several men and women are seated around a conference table. One man stands at the head of the table addressing the rest of the group. Several papers are scattered across the table. A darkened empty office can be seen in the foreground. The picture...
Portrait of a young man with his shoulders facing towards the camera but his head looking off to the side. He has a thin mustache and faint facial hair along his jawline. He wears a suit jacket with a button-down shirt and a tie with a design of...
African Americans--Men--Indiana--Indianapolis; Young adults--Indiana--Indianapolis; Portraits; Neckties
The young woman is posed with her hand on her hip. She is looking off to the right. She is wearing a dark skirt with a white belt and a short sleeved blouse. Her hair has been styled. There is damage to the lower left corner of the photograph.
Two girls sit beside a young man in the foreground. One of the girls has her arms wrapped around the young man's arm while he holds the hand of the other girl. In the background, another couple is dancing.
Three young women were photographed indoors against a plain wall. They are wearing summer weight clothing, and have their hair styled. Two are wearing jewlery. The lower part of the photograph is damaged.
Two women are shown next to each other. One appears to be standing while the other is seated. One wears a short sleeve blouse and earrings. The other wears a short sleeve sweater, earrings, and a triple strand pearl necklace.
Power lines along a street are shown running from pole to pole and intersecting against a dimly lit sky. A single street light extends out over the street. Buildings along the street appear as silhouettes. There is some damage to the photograph in...
Electric lines; Street lights; Streets--Indiana--Indianapolis