Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - George F. Upton Photograph Collection, MS.000841

George Flint Upton was born on September 3rd, 1878, in Lawrence, Kansas. It is not known exactly when Upton and his wife, Janelle Lemoyne Upton, moved to Dardanelle, Arkansas, but Upton took a job as a printer at the Dardanelle Post-Dispatch sometime in the 1890s. He became owner and publisher of the paper in 1900. According to the obituary published following his death on November 7th, 1967, Upton had served as mayor of Dardanelle for two years, served on the school board for 12 years, and served as president of the local Chamber of Commerce for several years. The Uptons had three sons: Eldridge, George Jr., and Robert. George Jr. served as the associate editor of the Post-Dispatch for 25 years, and served in World War II. George Upton Jr. died on June 18, 1967.
This collection contains photographs, postcards, printed ephemera, and one artifact relating to George F. Upton of Dardanelle, Arkansas.
·         Photos 1-3 1928-1934 (Box 1)
o    PH.Upton.01: “Mt. Nebo, July 21st, 1934,” black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½"
o    PH.Upton.02: “Fred Collier on left, Jack Herman on right, June 7, 1928,” black and white photograph, 2½" x 3 ½"
o    PH.Upton.03: Lookout tower, “June 7, 1928,” black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½"
·         Photos 4-7
o    PH.Upton.04: “Geo. F. Upton Jr.,” black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.05: “Eldridge Upton,” black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.06: Unidentified Upton, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.07: Unidentified Upton, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
·         Photos 8-10
o    PH.Upton.08: Unidentified Upton in ranger garb in front of tent, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.09: Unidentified Upton, on deck, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.10: Unidentified Upton in suit in front of tent, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½" undated
·         Photos 11-12
o    PH.Upton.11: “Hot Springs, June 7, 1920,” driveway and pagoda, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½"
o    PH.Upton.12: “Hot Springs, June 7, 1920,” pond and pool house, black and white photograph, 2 ½" x 3 ½"
·         Photos 13-15
o    PH.Upton.13: “The Booth’s place, 4/16/27,” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.14: “North Dardanelles, 4/16/27,” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.15: “Refugees landed on Pope County shore from Reed’s Ferry, 4/16/27,” black and white photo, 3" x 5"
·         Photos 16-18
o    PH.Upton.16: “String Town, April 16, 1927 (Jack Shepherd’s Barn)” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.17: “Fowler, taken from near Reed’s Ferry. 4/16/27” black and white photograph, 3 x 5"
o    PH.Upton.18: “North Dardanelle, 4/16/27” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
·         Photos 19-22
o    PH.Upton.19: “Refugees at Reed’s Ferry. 4/16/27” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.20: “Upper Wharf Dardanelle, Taken from North Dardanelle. 4/17/27” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.21: “Sole surviving tower. Record rise of 33 feet. 4/18/27.” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
o    PH.Upton.22: “Pontoon Bridge incline. Stage 33 feet. 4/18/27” black and white photograph, 3" x 5"
·         Photos 23-25
o    PH.Upton.23: “Me & a tent mate, Nolan Burge, Perry, Ark. He knew Hamm Booker well. E. Upton,” black and white photograph, 4 ½" x 2 ¾" undated
o    PH.Upton.24: “Elridge Upton & Nolan Burge,” black and white photograph, 4 ½" x 2 ¾" undated
o    PH.Upton.25: “Part of gang,” black and white photograph, 4 ½" x 2 ¾" undated
·         Photos 26-28
o    PH.Upton.26: “The Barracks, Headquarters for ‘Bunk Fatigue,’” black and white photograph, 3" x 4 ¾" undated
o    PH.Upton.27: “Old Post-Dispatch Building on northeast corner of Front and Pecan Streets, Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia photograph, 3" x 4" 1904
o    PH.Upton.28: Family in Model T in front of “Jude Compton’s home at Wing, Ark.” sepia photograph, 4 ¼" x 3 1/3" undated
·         Photos 29-30
o    PH.Upton.29: “Construction crew of Linebarger & Fraser Contractors of Siloam Springs, Ark., and builders of the U.S. Post Office Building in Dardanelle, Ark." sepia photograph, 5" x 3 ½" 1937
o    PH.Upton.30: “Woods [illegible] Cabin #73-(Present)” black and white photograph, 5" x 3 ½" undated
·         Photos 31-32
o    PH.Upton.31: “Well on Mt. Nebo after Little House Burnt down Mt. [?] on fire Upton’s little House,” black and white photograph, 3" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.32: “Upton House on Mt. Nebo” black and white photograph, 3" x 4 ½" undated
·         Photos 33-35
o    PH.Upton.33: Unidentified woman feeding deer, black and white photograph, 5" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.34: Landscape with buffalo, black and white photograph, 5" x 3 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.35: Landscape with fox, black and white photograph, 5" x 3 ½" undated
·         Photos 36-39
o    PH.Upton.36: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [1 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.37: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [2 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.38: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [3 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.39: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [4 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
·         Photos 40-43
o    PH.Upton.40: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, woman sitting on rock [5 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.41: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [5 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.42: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, two women sitting on rock [6 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.43: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [7 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
·         Photos 44-47
o    PH.Upton.44: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [8 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.45: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, two women sitting on rock [9 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.46: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [9 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.47: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [10 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
·         Photos 48-49
o    PH.Upton.48: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, group photograph [11 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
o    PH.Upton.49: Q. Society of Mt. Nebo, photograph of rock [12 of 12], sepia photograph, 2 ½" x 4 ½" undated
·         Photos 50-52
o    PH.Upton.50: Dirt road, sepia photograph, 3 ½" x 6" undated
o    PH.Upton.51: Group photograph in front of pavilion, sepia photograph, 3 ½" x 6" undated
o    PH.Upton.52: Group photograph inside pavilion, sepia photograph, 3 ½" x 6" undated
·         Photos 53-54
o    PH.Upton.53: Blevins Hotel (on the Bench), green-tone photograph, 4" x 6" undated
o    PH.Upton.54: New pontoon bridge at Dardanelle, sepia photograph, 5" x 7" 1928
·         Photos 55-57
o    PH.Upton.55: Group photograph in front of city hall, Dardanelle, sepia photograph, 5" x 7" 1931
o    PH.Upton.56: Farmers with bushels of produce, Dardanelle, sepia photograph, 6" x 8" undated
o    PH.Upton.57: “Corn grown on T.A. Johnson Farm near Dardanelle,” sepia photograph, 6" x 8" 1916
·         Photo 58
o    PH.Upton.58: “Herbert Jackson (a Dardanelle boy),” cabinet card, 4" x 6 ½" undated
·         PH.Upton.59: Two photos of Sunset Point in cardboard gatefold, black and white photograph, color photograph, 14" x 9", 1880s or 1890s (L), 1974 (R) 1880-1974 (Box 2)
·         PH.Upton.60: Work site group photo in cardboard gatefold, 12" x 6 ½" undated
·         Postcards 1-3
o    PC.Upton.01: “A trout stream in the Ozarks, near Mt. Nebo, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.02: “A trout stream in the Ozarks, near Mt. Nebo, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.03: “Mt. Nebo, near Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 4-6
o    PC.Upton.04: “Twin rocks in Arkansas River, Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.05: “Dardanelle Rock, Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.06: “Entrance to Summit of Dardanelle Rock, Grissom Photo,” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" 1910
·         Postcards 7-9
o    PC.Upton.07: “Cottages on Mt. Nebo, Ark., State Park near Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.08: “A Winter Scene Sunset Point, Mt. Nebo, Ark., Grissom Photo,” writing on back, sepia postcard, 3" x 5" 1909
o    PC.Upton.09: “Entrance to Buzzard’s Cave, Mt. Nebo, Ark., Grissom Photo,” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 10-12
o    PC.Upton.10: “Pavillion on Mt. Nebo, Ark. State Park near Dardanelle; Ark.” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.11: “Horse Shoe Bend: Mt. Nebo, Ark. Grissom Photo,” black and white gatefold postcard, 6" x 10" undated
o    PC.Upton.12: “Dam No. 1, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 13-15
o    PC.Upton.13: “Cove Lake near Mt. Magazine – Sizemore,” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.14: “View from East End Mt. Magazine – Sizemore, Paris, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.15: “Air view of Lodge top of Mt. Magazine, Ark. – McCann Photo, Ft. Smith” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 16-18
o    PC.Upton.16: “On Magazine Mt. Paris Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.17: “Birds-eye view of Dardanelle, Ark., and river from Dardanelle Rock,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.18: “Birds-eye view of Dardanelle, Ark., and river from Dardanelle Rock,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 19-21
o    PC.Upton.19: “Birds-eye view of Dardanelle, Ark., and river from Dardanelle Rock,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.20: Unidentified camp, sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.21: “Dardanelle Pontoon Bridge, Dardanelle, Ark.” green-tone photograph, 3" x 5" 1910
·         Postcards 22-24
o    PC.Upton.22: “Pontoon Bridge at Dardanelle, Ark.” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.23: First Baptist Church at Dardanelle, sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.24: “Old Courthouse burning in Dardanelle one morning,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 25-27
o    PC.Upton.25: “Courthouse, Dardanelle, Ark., Grissom Photo,” black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.26: 2nd Methodist Church of Dardanelle, black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.27: First Presbyterian Church of Dardanelle, black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 28-30
o    PC.Upton.28: Group photo on a boat named “Florence,” sepia postcard, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.29: Photo of bridge under construction, sepia postcard, 3" x 5" 1928
o    PC.Upton.30: Photo of bridge, black and white postcard, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 31-33
o    PC.Upton.31: “Petit Jean Valley from South Rim of Magazine Mtn. – Sizemore Photo,” black and white photograph, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.32: “Main Street Bridge, Little Rock, Arkansas,” black and white photograph, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.33: “Alice Sisty doing Roman jump over auto,” sepia photograph, 3" x 5" undated
·         Postcards 34-36
o    PC.Upton.34: “The Dewey docks herself – Olongapo, P.I.” sepia photograph, 3" x 5" 1936
o    PC.Upton.35: “Buffalo – Yellowstone Park,” black and white photograph, 3" x 5" undated
o    PC.Upton.36: Illustrated postcard with donkeys, 3" x 5" 1907
·         Deed for mineral rights in Logan and Yell County 1961
·         Plat map of the town of Mt. Nebo by Joseph Evins c. 1890
·         Presidential certificate for selective service awarded to George Upton c. 1943
·         Artifacts (Transferred to ASA Three-Dimensional Object Collection)
o    L2018.0003.1 – Glass ashtray with photographic image of the “Longest Pontoon Bridge in the World, Length 2343 ft. Dardanelle, Ark.”
o    L2018.0003.2 – Small card advertising cottages and camping site at Mt. Nebo State Park in Dardanelle, Arkansas, with Coy Hodges listed as the Superintendent.


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