Artifact of the Month Archive

World War I Poster

World War I Poster

The 1918 World War I poster from France was discovered in a trunk in an old hotel in Eureka Springs (Carroll County). The trunk, which contained posters, army manuals, maps, and letters, had belonged to 1st Lt. John Harold Lawson . . .

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Powwow Souvenir

Powwow Souvenir

In October 1907, Collinsville, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), was the site of an event billed as β€œthe last great powwow before [Oklahoma] statehood.” Hosted by Shawnee chief Henry Spybuck, tribal members . . .

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Handkerchief

Handkerchief

This handkerchief belonged to Alpha Williams, who was born near War Eagle (Madison County) in 1907, the youngest of eight children. The Williams family moved to the south Madison County community of St. Paul . . .

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Home Legion Medal

Home Legion Medal

In 1944, homemakers across America joined the Betty Crocker Home Legion, an outreach project offered through the Betty Crocker Radio Cooking School. Membership in the . . .

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Child’s Rocking Chair

Child’s Rocking Chair

This child’s rocking chair first belonged to Netia Burkett Elzey (1888-1965), who lived her whole life near the Madison County community of Marble. Netia married Walter Harrison Elzey . . .

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Pillow Sham

Pillow Sham

During World War II, souvenir pillow shams were popular gifts sent from soldiers to family and friends back home. This sham boasts a golden castle in the upper left hand corner, the symbol . . .

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