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