Artifact of the Week
This series of black and white photos show the work of Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha. The photos were taken in the 1960s. In one photo you can see the boat with the mussel hooks, in another you can see the mussels hanging from the hooks and in the final photo you see … Continue reading
These photos show Emilly Hatton Peyton milking a cow and then holding her can of milk. The photoswere taken around 1918. These photos are part of the Wilson Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.
This 5×7 black and white photo is of two gentlemen from the Hooper family. Both men are wearing cowboy hats and are dressed in suits with what appear to be woolen vests. This photo is part of the Fulton Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.
The John Shackleford Cowdrey house was located in Yellville, Arkansas. Cowdrey died in 1928 and his father who was a surgeon in the 144th Arkansas Infantry in the Civil War died in 1866. The family lived on the 1st and 3rd floors of the house and the 2nd floor served as a hospital. This photo … Continue reading