Creator

Date Original

1884

Description

This collection contains a masthead from the Arkansaw Traveler, circa 1884, and a negative image of the masthead.

Biographical/Historical Note

Opie Read was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1852 to Guilford and Elizabeth Read. Opie was a writer and a lecturer who worked for several newspapers including three in Little Rock, Arkansas: the Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Evening Democrat, and the Evening Ledger. He earned a reputation as a humorist writer while working for the Gazette. In 1882, he and his brother-in-law, Philo D. Benham, founded the"Arkansaw Traveler," a comic newspaper.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.014.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Arkansaw Traveler" masthead, SMC.014.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Arkansaw Traveler" masthead, 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

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