Saturday, May 25, 2024

Memorial Day Food & Marketing in 1940s Indiana

My husband & I would often drove up to the Amish market in Pennsylvania to buy plants for our Spring gardens. It looked so much like the City Market in downtown Indianapolis; where my mother took me, when I was a toddler. For family holiday gatherings. like Memorial Day, we would travel into town to the city Market to buy fresh fruits & vegetables for the holiday meal.

Since the city’s founding in 1821, Indianapolis had hosted a public market. The City Market connected rural farmers with the expanding urban inhabitants & provided social interaction & business opportunities for growing immigrant populations.

Images from Life Magazine