The INDY 500: 1956-1965
Considered by many to be the golden era of racing at the Indianapolis 500, the 1950s and early 1960s are captured here in more than 200 vintage images. Included are historical photographs of when Bill Vukovich met his fate in 1955, the first Indianapolis 500 Parade (which has become an annual event), A.J. Foyt winning his first race at the Brickyard, and even the legendary breaking of the 150-mph barrier.
Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards
Featuring an impressive collection of vintage images, author W.C. Madden takes the reader on a journey through Indianapolis from 1890 to 1950, providing a visual history of the development of the city. Great growth during the first half of the 20th century gave rise to innovative art and architectural structures, many that serve as the subject of postcards featured here, including the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Indiana World War Memorial, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Union Station, and more.
Woven together using hundreds of vintage images are the incredible stories of diverse, lost Indianapolis landmarks like Union Station, Burger Chef, Riverside Park, and the Central Canal. The book is a stirring history of the city, told through the stories of the icons of the past. Many buildings, companies, legends, and people have come and gone. While now only shadows of the past, they help to form the history and heart of Indianapolis history before they are forever lost.">