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Arkansas Travelers: 1920
... circa 1920. Three gents in a dusty touring car with Arkansas and Colorado tags (and Yellowstone National Park windshield pass) are ... designed to deliver daylight to the basement below. Arkansas & Colorado tags As a keen observer, Dave notices every detail. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2015 - 10:36am -

Arkansas Travelers: 1920

Little Rock: 1935
Interior of tenant farmer home. Little Rock, Arkansas. October 1935. The "round thing" is an old-fashioned convex mirror. ... Interior of tenant farmer home. Little Rock, Arkansas Umm--can anyone tell what that "thing" is hanging down into the top ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/03/2012 - 1:52pm -

Little Rock: 1935

Happy Hollow: 1901
Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901. "McLeod's cabin, Happy Hollow ." A further note: ... this site. More on Norm Check out “Hot Springs, Arkansas,” page 102 and following. And roll out the barrel... Barrel ... of a deer for his prop, though. Elk became extinct in Arkansas in about 1850. They were reintroduced in 1981 and now number about ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/10/2015 - 9:02am -

Happy Hollow: 1901

Arkansas Travelers: 1938
... and eldest son's family. Father was a blacksmith in Paris, Arkansas. Son was a tenant farmer. 'We're bound for Kingfisher (Oklahoma wheat) ... to but we'll be in California yet. We're not going back to Arkansas; believe I can better myself'." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/20/2016 - 5:28pm -

Arkansas Travelers: 1938

Girls in Smackover, Arkansas
Smackover, Arkansas, in the 1930's. Velma Reynolds, probably a cousin of Ruth Williams, ... comforting of Southern accents, that soft, honey-dripping Arkansas drawl. I had to know about that name. Read on here . ... 
 
Posted by johndxmurphy - 09/20/2011 - 12:47am -

Girls in Smackover, Arkansas

Arkansas: 1924
April 1924. Washington, D.C. "Group holding Arkansas state flag." Regnat populus! Harris & Ewing Collection glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2014 - 10:39am -

Arkansas: 1924

Intimations of Autumn: 1952
... has correctly identified the location as Eureka Springs, Arkansas. See the Comments for details. "7 Oct. 1952 -- Entrance to ... "on a limb" and say its the entrance to "The Ozarks". Arkansas Hwy 7 outside Hot Springs. Entrance To ... North Dakota! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2014 - 12:10pm -

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

19th Century Arkansas Boys
... date of this tintype. It was included in my grandmother's Arkansas family album. I thought it would be interesting to get feedback. ... 
 
Posted by GChandler - 03/09/2013 - 12:10am -

19th Century Arkansas Boys

Weldon & Sleepy: 1942
... out of whack. I bought a similar one from the family of an Arkansas woman who played it on the radio in the '30s, and just couldn't get ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/01/2017 - 6:27pm -

Weldon & Sleepy: 1942

Omaha Stakes: 1938
... the movie playing in the theater in the background is THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER, starring Bob Burns and Fay Bainter (names on middle row)! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2017 - 11:06am -

Omaha Stakes: 1938

Migrant Daughter: 1936
... has other photos of this girl, one of which is "Ruby from Arkansas." Oh, women... All that hard work and she still found the time ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/11/2017 - 4:26pm -

Migrant Daughter: 1936

Ben, Camilla & Cat: 1909
... Camilla and cat. The photo was taken in Marked Tree, Arkansas in 1909. Ben had lost his right eye in a hunting accident on the St. ... 
 
Posted by GChandler - 10/17/2017 - 4:00pm -

Ben, Camilla & Cat: 1909

Newsies and Dog: 1909
... decent and I earned my walking-around money. Piggott, Arkansas My dad, born 1919, loved to demonsrate his pitch, "St. Louis, ... newspapers in the downtown square of small town Piggott, Arkansas, about 1930. One of my best memories. (The Gallery, Boston, Dogs, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 9:38am -

Newsies and Dog: 1909

At Anchor: 1919
... as a Saxon dealer in the small town of Waldron, Arkansas, circa 1914. (The Gallery, Boats & Bridges, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2017 - 5:59pm -

At Anchor: 1919

Rural Mother: 1936
... powers out of their control. I see it today right here in Arkansas where I live and in my own neighborhood. I live in a small town of ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 07/05/2009 - 2:29am -

Rural Mother: 1936

Where Eagles Perch: 1900
... 1900. "Entrance, Government Reservation, Hot Springs, Arkansas." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2017 - 12:03pm -

Where Eagles Perch: 1900

The Eastman Hotel: 1901
Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901. "The Eastman Hotel." Completed in 1890; demolished 1946 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/16/2017 - 1:25pm -

The Eastman Hotel: 1901

Zinc, Ark.: 1935
... 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by ... KKK headquarters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc,_Arkansas (The Gallery, Ben Shahn, Rural America, Stores & Markets, The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:55pm -

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922
... down on this scene. Nice guns Grew up in Rogers, Arkansas where the Daisy plant was located. I had a lever-action '.30-.30' ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/06/2015 - 12:35am -

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922

Migrant Mother II: 1936
... families out of the drought counties of Oklahoma and Arkansas had passed through from Arizona entering California." Medium-format ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2012 - 4:59pm -

Migrant Mother II: 1936

D-Day: New York
... On January 6, 1944, I was 6 years old in Fort Smith, Arkansas, part of a young generation which at the time had no knowledge of a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/06/2013 - 10:25am -

D-Day: New York

Memphis Bridge: 1985
... River between Memphis, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas. Cantilever span detail, view to southwest." 1985 photo by Clayton B. ... 3 Bridges These bridges were the only way over to Arkansas when I was a kid. The old Harahan Bridge, the Frisco Bridge (this rail ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2013 - 1:20pm -

Memphis Bridge: 1985

Muck Rockers: 1939
... call a 'muck rocker.' Some of them are from Missouri and Arkansas." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/24/2017 - 3:06pm -

Muck Rockers: 1939

Chevy Men: 1972
... (or he had a drinking problem). My own father, an Arkansas native, was posted to Fort Knox around this time, so the Gadney scenes ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 2:19pm -

Chevy Men: 1972

Weller's Pharmacy: 1915
... after he sold it. It was located on the square of Piggott, Arkansas and it was the most popular place right after school let out each day. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 1:13pm -

Weller's Pharmacy: 1915

Scooter Sk8rs: 1922
... of plywood and riding down Mockingbird Lane in Fort Smith, Arkansas. If any of you know the area, that was quite some hill for 10 year ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 7:16pm -

Scooter Sk8rs: 1922

On the Road: 1939
... everything. My father was raised on a farm in rural Arkansas. He told stories of many traveling drifters and families coming to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2007 - 4:30pm -

On the Road: 1939

Little Rock: 1910
Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Main Street north from Sixth." 8x10 inch dry plate glass ... Also, whey does Colorado have a Boulder, and Arkansas only has a Little Rock? Is it because rocks that roll down the Rockies ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 7:02pm -

Little Rock: 1910

Bensenville: 1943
... Benson? And a similar sounding town, Bentonville, in Arkansas, is where Sam Walton opened his very first store. And does anyone ... caskets in the form of classic cars in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can order Walnettos via the Internet, but neither Peter nor Paul ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2012 - 4:45pm -

Bensenville: 1943

The Cherries of Wrath: 1940
... Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant fruit workers from Arkansas." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size. ... to be in. However, nobody knows. Perhaps they returned to Arkansas and continued their hardscrabble life or maybe even prospered there. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/20/2009 - 12:33am -

The Cherries of Wrath: 1940
 
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