Arkansas Postcard Past

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Russellville in 1907

    Russellville, 1907: The card, stamped on leather, was sent to recently married Mrs. Chester Findley. "Heres to the bride may her only troubles be LITTLE ONES."

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Dardanelle, circa 1910

    Dardanelle, circa 1910: The jauntily dressed group parked in a 1910 Buick on the dirt street were sipping sodas, apparently served by the young man balancing…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Blytheville, circa 1955

    Blytheville, circa 1955: The Delta Queen was for a time the only overnight steamboat plying the Mississippi River. It was constructed in 1926 and saw decades o…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Russellville in 1907

    Russellville, 1907: Mailed from nearby Lamar, "Just because she made them goo goo eyes" says the front of the card. Ada penned to Mrs. Mary Findley, "How do yo…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: El Dorado, circa 1947

    El Dorado, circa 1947: For a couple years after World War II, a Freedom Train, pulled by a Spirit of 1776 locomotive, traveled the U.S. in a show of patriotic …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Higginson in 1909

    Higginson, 1909: Most in Arkansas are familiar with Markham Street in Little Rock, one of the major streets dating from the territorial period of the city. How…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Hope in 1953

    Hope, 1953: The most famous person to come out of Hempstead County is pictured next to the teacher in this first-grade class photo. Referring to the future-Pre…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Cabot, circa 1910

    Cabot, circa 1910: At this time, the Lonoke County town had a population of 441 people, part of which supported the pictured Bank of Cabot with a capital avail…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: DeQueen in 1912

    De Queen, 1912: Some 112 years ago, the first grade class and their teacher posed outside their school. Seated to the left of the chalk sign in the bottom row …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Leola in 1908

    Leola, 1908: Originally named Sandy Springs, the small Grant County timber town thrived on the Rock Island Railroad. Its two-story high school, complete with a…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Marianna in 1907

    Marianna, 1907: The city is the county seat of Lee County, named for the Confederate General. The court house was built in 1889 and has an unusual history. In …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Springdale in 1912

    Springdale, 1912: Wednesday's feature showed the wreck of the Frisco train from the front while, this image is further down the train. Per the press, "The mail…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Hot Springs, circa 1910

    Hot Springs, circa 1910: Famous people were among many who visited Hot Springs in the early 20th century. Such was William Pinkerton (second from left), posed …

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Little Rock, circa 1918

    Little Rock, circa 1918: "How are you? As for myself I'm just fine and dandy ... I have changed my name, that won't be a surprise to you ... I had been married…

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