Terre Haute Postcards

Terre Haute Postcards

More postcards from my collection...

National Biscuit Company National Biscuit Company

National Biscuit Company tradecard

This tradecard advertising the National Biscuit Company has the printed text...

Compliments of
National Biscuit Company
Terre Haute, Indiana

The secret of good bread is in the
baking. National Biscuit Company
bread is baked by the world's best
bakers, who have spent years of
experimenting before they found the
flour that gives our bread its exquisite
nut-like flavor, its wholesome, and
nutritious qualities. It is uniformly
baked in modern ovens.
Order Homestead, Ideal, Salt-Rising
or Sweet Home bread from your
grocer. Fresh Every Day.

In the 1890's baking companies in the Unisted States began a period of consolidation. In 1898, three of these conglomerates, the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, the New York Biscuit Company and the United States Baking Company, themsleves merged into the National Biscuit Company - Nabisco.

Burton E. Parrott - the Parrot of the Miller-Parrott Baking Company was also involved with alexander Taggart with the Parrott & Taggart Bakery of Terre Haute. This company was in existence for 18 years before being taken over by the United States Baking Company and later the National Biscuit Company. In 1905 Taggart sold his interest in the National Biscuit Company and set up the Taggart Baking Company in Indianapolis. This company went on to be the largest bakery in Indiana.

Nay Whitaker Covered Bridge

Nay - Whitaker Covered Bridge

This unused postcard has the printed text...

Pub. by Kadel Photographers, Terre Haute, Indiana
Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, New York

Nay - Whitaker Covered Bridge
Built in 1971. located North-east of Terre Haute,
Indiana in Vigo County on the Chester A. Nay Farm,
This bridge is the largest privately owned covered
bridge in Indiana.

This bridge was built in 1971. It was 26ft long and crossed the Grundy Ditch canal at Otter Creek township. It was demolished around 1990.

Night Hawk Lunch Night Hawk Lunch

Night Hawk Lunch

This matchbook advertises the black Hawk Lunch bar at 1708 Wabash Avenue. The owner or manager was Ralph Lehner. It was open 24 hours for soup, sandwiches and beer.

Odd Fellows Temple, Terre Haute

Odd Fellows Temple

This postcard, stamped in Riley, Indiana on March 10th, 1911, has the printed text...

Published by "Bundy", Terre Haute, Ind.
Made in U. S. A.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is an altruistic fraternal organization derived from the similar English Oddfellows service organizations which came into being during the 1700s, at a time when altruistic and charitable acts were far less common. The word "Independent" in the organization name was given by the English parent organization as part of the chartered title in the new North American chapter:

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England. [Source: Wikipedia]

The lodge in Terre Haute was No. 51 and dates to at least 1898 but I think the building in the postcard dates from 1908 and was designed by Albert W. Ravell. It was built of brick and stone in the Italian Renaissance Revival style at 16 - 28 S. Eighth Street.

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