Creator

Date Original

1916

Description

This photograph depicts the stave yards of the H.D. Williams Cooperage and the Peken Cooperage Companies. The two rail cars in the middle right belong to the Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad, and were used to transport staves for the manufacturing of whiskey barrels. In the background is a residential section of Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Photograph, 10" x 8"

Subjects

Coopers; Barrels

Geographical Area

Leslie, Searcy County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

G3218.44a

Resource Type

Image

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Photograph, H.D. Williams and Peken Cooperage Company, General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

As a graduate student, I authored a National Register of Historic Places nomination for a house in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, constructed by H.D. (Horace Dickinson) Williams, owner of the H.D. Williams Cooperage Company. Williams described his company as the largest cooperage factory in the world (a slogan that he used in Poplar Bluff and Leslie.) There are several photographs of the company and its workers in the Arkansas State Archives collections, but this is the only one to have an image of both the company and Leslie in it. -Darren Bell

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Photograph, H.D. Williams and Peken Cooperage Company

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