J. A. Steele General Store

J. A.Steele General Store, Elm Springs, Arkansas, circa 1914

Joseph Albert Steele (1866–1931), a lifelong resident of Elm Springs (Benton County), was a storekeeper and buyer and seller of local farm products. In the May 6, 1917, issue of the Egg Reporter magazine, Steele noted a downturn in the number of eggs being brought to his store, lamenting,“There is no agitation for increasing the poultry and egg production shown in this section.”  Russell Charlesworth and Frances Reeves Collection (S-87-37-5)

Henbest Sisters

From the 1870s to the 1910s, John Albert and Susan Henbest farmed and raised a family in the Washington County community of Mount Comfort. John and Susan were the parents of fourteen children; ten lived to adulthood. Seven Henbest daughters posed for this portrait around the year 1900. Back row, from left: Zoe, Lottie, Kate. Front row, from left: Margaret, Rosetta, Roxie, Mamie. Theda Henbest Dennington Collection (S-93-49-25)

From the 1870s to the 1910s, John Albert and Susan Henbest farmed and raised a family in the Washington County community of Mount Comfort. John and Susan were the parents of fourteen children; ten lived to adulthood. Seven Henbest daughters posed for this portrait around the year 1900. Back row, from left: Zoe, Lottie, Kate. Front row, from left: Margaret, Rosetta, Roxie, Mamie. Theda Henbest Dennington Collection (S-93-49-25)

Gilbert Family

General Clayton Gilbert with his grandsons in Bentonville, circa 1918. James Gilbert Troutt, seated left; William Troutt, held by his grandfather. The woman at the right is unidentified.  Jo Hall Collection (S-96-2-128)

General Clayton Gilbert with his grandsons in Bentonville, circa 1918. James Gilbert Troutt, seated left; William Troutt, held by his grandfather. The woman at the right is unidentified.  Jo Hall Collection (S-96-2-128)

Parthenon

Parthenon (Newton County), circa 1929. The group stands next to a school bus for the Parthenon Consolidate School District. Elmer Casey, who taught at Parthenon, is the man wearing a suit and tie, standing in the center of the group. Elmer Casey Collection (S-83-115-16)

Parthenon (Newton County), circa 1929. The group stands next to a school bus for the Parthenon Consolidated School District. Elmer Casey, who taught at Parthenon, is the man wearing a suit and tie, standing in the center of the group. Elmer Casey Collection (S-83-115-16)

Wadsworth Building

Wadsworth Building, corner of Spring and Mountain streets, Eureka Springs, circa 1900. The occasion for this gathering of well-dressed folks is unknown.

At the time of the photo, the building was occupied by Matthews and Hawkins Hardware Company. By 1905, that business was known as A. N. Matthews and Son. In 2019, the Wadsworth building is home to Fain Herbacy and White River Tobacco. Virginia Vafakos Collection (S-2019-38-1)

Wadsworth Building, corner of Spring and Mountain streets, Eureka Springs, circa 1900. The occasion for this gathering of well-dressed folks is unknown.

At the time of the photo, the building was occupied by Matthews and Hawkins Hardware Company. By 1905, that business was known as A. N. Matthews and Son. In 2019, the Wadsworth building is home to Fain Herbacy and White River Tobacco. Virginia Vafakos Collection (S-2019-38-1)

Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton, Fayetteville, circa 1910. According to the 1910 census, Sarah Morton was born in 1855 in Tennessee. Her occupation in 1910 is listed as “washing” for “private families.” Her husband, Alfred Morton, also a Tennessee native, was born in 1850. His occupation is listed as “odd jobs.” Also in the Martin household in 1910 was their 14-year-old grandson, Leslie Howard. Washington County Historical Society Collection (P-4602)

Sarah Morton, Fayetteville, circa 1910. According to the 1910 census, Sarah Morton was born in 1855 in Tennessee. Her occupation in 1910 is listed as “washing” for “private families.” Her husband, Alfred Morton, also a Tennessee native, was born in 1850. His occupation is listed as “odd jobs.” Also in the Martin household in 1910 was their 14-year-old grandson, Leslie Howard. Washington County Historical Society Collection (P-4602)