Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — May 16, 2019

This family portrait has the words “Mrs. Albert A. McCistion Newport, Ar. R. 3 BK 76” printed in red and blue ink on the back. The photo is a studio photographic portrait with a painted background probably plation type of silver gelatin. Likely taken around 1910. This photo is part of the Eddleman Collection at … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — May 9, 2019

This photo features seven young men in blue Navy uniforms during World War I. Drury Davis Adams is the first man on the left sitting on the steps. He was stationed in Algiers, Louisiana when the photo was taken in 1916. This photo is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — May 2, 2019

This document is the will of Malachi Simpson which is dated May 3, 1850. The will appoints his son Abijah A. Simpson as the executor of the will. Malachi leaves his wife, Isabella, the household and kitchen furniture, a slave and land. He leaves his step daughter, Alpha Jackson one horse, a cow and calf … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 25, 2019

These three photos feature display windows from the Barnett Brothers Mercantile Store. The first photo features turn of the century clothing and a cowboy outfit. The other two photos were taken of windows celebrating National Baby Week. These photos are part of the Easter Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — April 18, 2019

This black and white photo shows Will McCaulley and Dock Bragg on a farm working cattle.  Will McCaulley was married to Agusta McCaulley and were the grandparents of Virginia Montgomery.     This photo is part of the Marable Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. 

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