Artifact of the Week — March 14, 2019

Steamboat at Batesville on White River
Steamboat at Batesville on White River

This photo of a steamboat shows passengers aboard as well as others about to board by the gangplank. The photo has “at Batesville on White River” written on the back. This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — March 7, 2019

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Artifact of the Week — February 28, 2019

Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha.
Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha.
Fishing for Mussels
Fishing for Mussels
Mussel man with his catch
work table and mussel pitch fork

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 his work table and mussel pitch fork. These photos are part of the Stroud Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — February 21, 2019

Emilly Hatton Peyton milking a cow

Emilly Hatton Peyton holding her can of milk

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. 

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Artifact of the Week — February 14, 2019



Two gentlemen from the Hooper family

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.

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