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Indiana Images and Artifacts

01/02/2019 | Indiana History, U.S. History

Madam CJ Walker Wonderful Hair GrowerThe Library's digital collection of Indiana artifacts at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a visual time machine. By looking in it you can see actual things people touched and used 50 years ago, or 100, or 200, or more! The artifact on the left is Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower, one of the cosmetic products sold by Indiana businesswoman Sarah Breedlove Walker in the early 1900s. Sarah was a female African American business owner, which was very, very rare in her time.

The artifact on the right is a Wheaties cereal box featuring professional basketball player Larry Bird who led the Boston Celtics to three NBA titles. He was also a member of the 1992 gold medal winning Olympic basketball team nicknamed "Dream

Team". Many athletes have been honored over the years by having their likeness on a commemorative Wheaties box. That's why the call it the "Breakfast of Champions"

Indiana history reports. Listed below or more digital collections of Indiana artifacts and photos. Also listed are a couple books that might help you illustrate your reports yourself.



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