State Fair 1917

The Indiana State Fair has been around since 1852. See what the fair was like in 1917 through the Indianapolis News State Fair Special.

Much has changed and much has stayed the same at the fair over the years.

Patriotism at the State Fair

Even the advertisements are fascinating.


Archives of The Indianpolis News is becoming an exciting new online digital collection at IUPUI University Library.  Support for the collection is being provided by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Library Fund

Indianapolis Library Fund

But for now, take a look at the full 1917 State Fair Special. {Warning: this is a large file}

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