Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — November 2, 2017

This is a hanging ashtray shaped like an owl.  There are slots on each side to hold cigarettes.   The glass has a multicolored glaze of orange, brown and gold.  It is seven inches wide and 11 inches tall.    This artifact is part of the Howard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — October 26, 2017

A photo of Dr. R.W. Toler (left) who is playing a game of cards in his dental lab at the rear of the Union Bank and Trust building which opened onto Arch Street in Searcy.  The game is thought to be Acey Deucy, a form of backgammon.  The calendar on the wall is dated July … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 19, 2017

This is a “Lightening Ice Cube Breaker”  no. 104 from the 1930s.  It is approximately 4 inches square and is a crank operated ice breaker.  The bowl was to catch the chipped ice.  Made by the North Brothers Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia.     This artifact is part of the Scheer Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 12, 2017

This boy doll is 10 inches tall and wears a knitted sweater and pants.  Its body is made from leather and has painted on shoes.  The head is made of celluloid with glass eyes.  One eye is dislodged from its head.       This artifact is part of the Crouch Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 5, 2017

A commemorative plate made of dark blue glass is featured in this photo.  The plate is smooth on top with photos and words etched into the bottom.  The words “Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs, and W.m.H. Harrison” are etched into the glass.  A picture of a log cabin is in the center of the plate.  This plate … Continue reading »

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