Artifact of the Week
A 7.25″ by 9.25″ photo of birthday party gathering for Mabel Brown in Newport, AR, at Lonnie Brown’s house in 1960’s. Photo shows J. M. Watkins and wife, Mabel, and O. J. Watkins, both preachers. See Surname file for identification. Other names: Kenard, Harper, Brown. Family. Holiday. Recreation. Blacks. Photo of birthday party for Mabel … Continue reading
L to R: Billingsly, Ed/Watkins, J.M. (1st cousin of Lillie Mae’s husband Arvin Watkins)/Balem, Lizzie/ Darty, Ernest (tallest man) and his wife standing in front of him- Dary, Lizzie Noland (Lillie Mae’s parents)/, and their child Darty, Essie (one of twins)/Billingsly, Herbert (son of Abe Billingsly)/and his wife standing in front of and to his … Continue reading
In honor of Dr. Wesley John Ketz’s birthday today. 3 biographies of Frances Barnett Ketz & Dr. Wesley John Ketz. A) An autobiography that Frances Barnett Ketz apparently wrote for a class reunion – Class of 1936. B) The manuscript used by master of ceremonies in introducing the King White River, 1997, who was Dr. … Continue reading
In celebration of S.A. Hail’s birthday today. Photocopied newspaper article from a Batesville newspaper of unknown date entitled “1949 Marks Seventieth Anniversary of the Founding of Hail Dry Goods Company, One of the Big Business Concerns in Northern Arkansas.” Includes photographs of Betty Hail, Conway Hail, Jr., Conway Hail Sr., S.A. Hail, and the Hail … Continue reading
Color Photo, 4″ x 6 1/8″, of postcard showing downtown Batesville, Arkansas. Citizens Bank, across from the Barnett Building, probably taken in the early 1920s.