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The Criterion advertisement card

 Collection — Folder: S0777
Identifier: S0777

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an advertisement card and envelope for The Criterion restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1880. The card advertises the restaurant's "ladies' Parlor, dining and toilet rooms" and states that they were "the finest in point of taste and comfort west of New York."


  • circa 1880


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Criterion was a restaurant located at 33 South Illinois Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Originally known as "The Watson," Mr. T. Lyon White became the proprietor and renamed the cafe and oyster house in January, 1880. In November of that year, White sold the restaurant to William Goulder.


"City News." Indianapolis News, November 23, 1880.

"To Whom It May Concern." Indianapolis News, January 17, 1880.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Lewis on 1964/05/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/21 by Laura Eliason.
The Criterion advertisement card
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.