Artifact of the Week — March 23, 2017

 

Toy cast iron sewing machine -- vintage 1890's

Toy cast iron sewing machine — vintage 1890’s

This cast iron sewing machine is part of the Cook/Morrow Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  The brand called “Baby” was last patented March 27, 1894.  This toy was used by V.Y. Cook’s young daughters in the 1890s.

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Artifact of the Week — March 16, 2017

Leather receipt book made in 1867

This leather receipt book was made in 1867. When donated it contained three stamps inside: 50 cents, $1 Entry for goods, and $5 Charter Party (all Internal Revenue). It also has a small flat knife that might have been used as a letter opener. Written on a paper inside “Draft in favor of E.R. McGuire on Taylor …& Co.,. Memphis Tennessee. Drawn by E.L. Watson for seven hundred and fifty dollars at thirty days, Jacksonport, March 11 1870.” This item is part of the Maxfield Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

 

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Artifact of the Week — March 9, 2017

6 oz. Nu Grape drink bottle - bottled in Batesville, Arkansas

6 oz. Nu Grape drink bottle – bottled in Batesville, Arkansas

A 6 oz. Nu Grape drink bottle that was bottled in Batesville, Arkansas is part of the Bryant Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   The bottle was found in the Batesville area by the Bryant’s who were avid bottle collectors.  The bottle was patented on March 9, 1920.  It has a greenish tint and appears to have three tiers.

 

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Artifact of the Week — March 2, 2017

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church after a tornado in March of 1904

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church after a tornado in March of 1904

This photo shows the devastation to the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church after a tornado in March of 1904. You can see people standing in the rubble. This photo is part of the Smith Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — February 23, 2017

This Disfarmer photo is part of the Boswell Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   The photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs.

Photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs

This Disfarmer photo is part of the Boswell Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   The photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs.

 

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