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Frederick Polley, Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument etching

 Collection — Folder: S2576
Identifier: S2576

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an etching of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana by Frederick Polley circa 1920-1950. The work is signed in the lower, right hand corner by the artist.


  • circa 1920-1950


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.

Biographical Note

Frederick Polley was born on August 15, 1875 in Union City, Indiana. He studied under William Forsyth and was a member of the Indiana Artists Club, among others. In 1914, he settled in Indianapolis and became the city's only professional etcher. He died in Brown County, Indiana on September 9, 1957.


"Frecerick Polley." Fine Estate Art. Accessed September 11, 2019.

Historical Note

Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument is Indiana's official memorial to the Hoosiers that served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. It is made from limestone from Owen County, Indiana and was completed in 1902.


"Solders and Sailors Monument." Indiana War Memorials. Accessed September 11, 2019,


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/09/11 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/09/11 by Lauren Patton.
Frederick Polley, Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument etching
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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