Artifact of the Week — January 3, 2019

Batesville Moose Band - 1912
Batesville Moose Band – 1912

This photo from 1912 shows the Batesville Moose Band. Left to Right: Shelley Jarret, Noley Kinman, “Brick” Jordan, Arthur Jordan, Bill “Ducks” Landers, unknown, unknown, Chas Mosby, Marion Jordan, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Bob Mosby, Carl McMillan and unknown. The band is dressed as cowboys or Indians and are holding musical instruments. This photo is part of the Barnett Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — December 27, 2018

Sears 8 mm Cartridge Camera

This Sears 8 mm Cartridge Camera 3_9130 has a reflex-zoom. It was sold in 1964 for $199. It is black with a chrome handle for winding the film. The eye cup is made of rubber. The camera was made in Japan. The 12 page instruction booklet and “kam-ra” bag was donated with the camera but we do not believe the bag was original to this camera. This book is part of the Howard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — December 20, 2018

“Mother Goose Favorites” was gifted to Varina Cook by “Santa” on December 25, 1893
“Mother Goose Favorites” was gifted to Varina Cook by “Santa” on December 25, 1893

This children’s book titled “Mother Goose Favorites” was gifted to Varina Cook by “Santa” on December 25, 1893.  Varnia was the daughter of V.Y Cook.  The book was purchased from S.A. Hail and Co.Bookseller.  The book features illustrations with woodcuts for most of the rhymes.  This book is part of the Morrow Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. 

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Artifact of the Week — December 13, 2018

Arkansas Woodchopper’s World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs (1931)
Arkansas Woodchopper’s World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs (1931)

The Arkansas Woodchopper’s World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs was published in 1931 by the M.M. Tole Publishing Company.  The book features yodel arrangements, as wellas guitar chords and piano accompaniment for 34 songs.  This book is part of the Yeatman Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. 

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Artifact of the Week — December 6, 2018

This photo is from the Reed-Wade Community Home Demonstration Club Scrapbook from 1960.  Featured in the photo are Mrs. Myrtle Barnett and other club members.  A young boy wearing a cowboy hat and a small refrigerator can also be seen in the photo.  This photo is part of the Barnett Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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