Artifact of the Month Archive

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP

This Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP camera saw quite a bit of Northwest Arkansas history. It once belonged to longtime photojournalist Charles Bickford who worked for the Springdale News for almost 40 years. . . .

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Toy Horses

Toy Horses

During the 1950s and 1960s, small plastic figurines like these horses were popular,  inexpensive toys. Four major manufacturers of these plastic playsets were . . .

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Swanky Swigs

Swanky Swigs

While “Swanky Swigs” may be used today as a catch-all name for decorated tumblers made during the 1930s into the 1970s, the term was first coined by Kraft Foods. . . .

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Bear Brand Teddy Bear

Bear Brand Teddy Bear

This teddy bear was a marketing item for Bear Brand Hosiery Company. Founded in Chicago in 1893 as Paramount Knitting Company, the name was changed to . . .

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World War I Poster

World War I Poster

This 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 . . .

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Powwow Souvenir

Powwow Souvenir

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

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