Artifact of the Month Archive

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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Bustle

Bustle

Bustles were used mainly in the mid-to-late nineteenth century to expand and support the back of a woman’s dress. This “Taylor’s Cushion No. 2” woven wire bustle dates from the early 1900s, fairly late in . . .

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Emerson “Patriot” Radio

Emerson “Patriot” Radio

With a world war looming, in 1940 Emerson Radio and Phonograph Company began producing the “Patriot” line of radios in red, white, and blue colors. The cabinet is made of catalin, a type of plastic . . .

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Pencil Box

Pencil Box

This pencil box belonged to Claud McCuistion of Rogers, who died in November 1919 at the age of thirteen due to injuries sustained in a runaway wagon accident. . . .

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Odd Fellows Ribbon

Odd Fellows Ribbon

This ribbon was worn by the Past Grand (a position similar to past president) of Springdale’s Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) New Era Lodge #36. The ribbon is reversible . . .

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Halloween Accessories

Halloween Accessories

These Halloween accessories date to the late 1930s or early 1940s. The tambourine was made by Kirchhof, a company that specialized in . . .

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