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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

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

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 - 08/11/2018 - 1:13pm -

On the Road: 1939

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

Wednesday's Child: 1939
June 1939. "Son of day laborer living in Arkansas River bottom at Webbers Falls, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. The father ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/24/2018 - 1:10pm -

Wednesday's Child: 1939

Hill House: 1936
... the Southern Tenants Farmers Union were evicted from the Arkansas plantation of C.H. Dibble. Aside from the violence met by the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2018 - 11:55am -

Hill House: 1936

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

Utopian Picnic: 1936
... Cooperative Farm settled by evicted sharecroppers from Arkansas, organized in 1935 by Sherwood Eddy, a New York writer and reformer." ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2018 - 11:57am -

Utopian Picnic: 1936

Black and White: 1939
... the location of Oklahoma - just north of Texas and west of Arkansas - and it's history this photo is less surprising. The Cherokee (most ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/04/2018 - 11:28am -

Black and White: 1939

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

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

Entering Missouri
... 61 arch sits on the state line between Blytheville, Arkansas and Steele, Missouri. The arch, built in 1924, is on the National ... 
 
Posted by rumboogy - 06/02/2018 - 2:16pm -

Entering Missouri

Icing on the Coke: 1938
... a Farm Security Administration project near Altheimer, Arkansas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/09/2018 - 4:00pm -

Icing on the Coke: 1938

Nitro Express: 1939
... a series of kidnappings and bank heists in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. He began his criminal ways with a few minor arrests in ... for a bank robbery in Mississippi. He was turned over to Arkansas, where he received another 15-year term for another bank heist. He ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/14/2018 - 7:31pm -

Nitro Express: 1939

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

We Ate the Chickens: 1939
... and his wife sitting in front of their shack home on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This man said that last year he ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/27/2018 - 12:13am -

We Ate the Chickens: 1939

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

Rabies Babies: 1939
... June 1939. "Day laborer and his family who live in the Arkansas River bottoms near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. This entire family was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/26/2018 - 4:00pm -

Rabies Babies: 1939

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

Hot Springs Depot: 1900
... Circa 1900. "L.R. & H.S.W. R.R. Depot, Hot Springs, Arkansas." A locomotive of the Little Rock & Hot Springs Western Railroad. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/11/2018 - 2:14pm -

Hot Springs Depot: 1900

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

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

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
 
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