Artifact of the Week
A Hemingray-42 telegraph insulator made of aqua colored glass. This particular type of insulator was used from 1921 until the 1950s. It has round drip points, a double petticoat and a long smooth leakage path on the inner petticoat. It sits close to the cross-arm, giving the pin protection against rain slash. Hemingray company founded … Continue reading
A photo of Flavel L. Green taken around 1960. Mr. Green was a veteran Batesville policeman and is shown in uniform standing in front of a building. This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.
A photo of Main Street Batesville around 1890. You can see the Maxfield sign, the board sidewalk and people in the distance. A glass street lamp is visible on the left side of the photo. This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.
A beautiful blue georgette dress with a multitude of glass beads sewn onto the bodice and skirt. The dress dates from the 1920s and was owned by Miss Bess Maxfield, daughter of Charles Wesley Maxfield and Monnie Wycough. She graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and then taught music at Arkansas College and gave … Continue reading
A photo of Troy’s Service Station in Bald Knob taken in 1952. The glass globes on the gas pumps and signs that say “ regular gas 26 5/10 cents.” You can see six vehicles in the photo as well as signs adverting Veedol Motor Oil. This photo is part of the Coe Collection at Old … Continue reading