Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — July 18, 2019

This leather wallet belonged to William P. Huddleston around 1835.  Inside there are handwritten receipt accounts mentioning the names Hodges, Carrigan, H.C. Smith as well as a receipt from 1858.  It is brown leather with a wraparound strap to close.  The leather is tooled with an American eagle and name with the date written inside.  … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — July 11, 2019

This photo was likely used as part of the farm family of the year coverage. It show a man holding a SFA (Southern Farmers Association) feed bag with cattle in the background. This photo is part of the Powell/Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — July 4, 2019

This newspaper clipping features ads for fireworks at Goose Purcelley Service Station, ads of shoe repair by Pinkepank and a Batesville Guard notice telling readers to shop early for the holidays. The ad ran in the newspaper in 1935. This artifact is part of the Moser Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — June 27, 2019

This Knights of Pythias reversible badge was owned by V.Y Cook of Batesville. It is printed with the words Lawrence Lodge No.19 K of P, Batesville, Ark. and has gold colored metal pieces which say Lawrence Lodge No. 19 Member. Inside the badge is a card which tells that the maker of the badge is … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 20, 2019

This Carolina Lily quilt was pieced and appliqued around 1860-1880. It was quilted by either Pernicia Dodds Cook or her daughter-in-law Ophelia Lamb Cook. The quilt was owned by the Morrow family and was found in John Morrow’s house. It has some iron acidic stains. This object is part of the Cook/Morrow Collection at Old … Continue reading »

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