Artifact of the Week

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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Artifact of the Week — June 13, 2019

This family sized bar of soap called Crystal White was produced by the Colgate-Palmolive Co. It was used for cleaning clothes, dishes or hands. The packaging says it “costs half as much as packaged soap” and “quality products since 1806.” The bar is in a blue and white package with a ram on the front. … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 6, 2019

Blue and floral patterned cotton sack cloth fabric which was gathered from flour sacks and used to make clothing in the 1940s. This object is part of the Moore Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — May 30, 2019

This document is an inventory of the property owned by Malachi Simpson, which is dated May 29, 1850. The list shows descriptions of his property that was sold from the estate and their value. An example is one cow and calf purchased by John Norman for $9.25. This artifact is part of the Barnett Collection … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — May 23, 2019

This 1936 carnival snapshot of Ann Adams shows the Dick Tracy book in her arm. This photo is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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