Rubye Walden Burton

Rubye Irene Holland was born in Georgia on January 12, 1900. She first married a man named John H. Littlefield. That union ended at some point, and Rubye then married Talmer Marion Walden. Rubye and Talmer Walden moved to DeFuniak Springs in the early 1930s to open an automobile dealership

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Handmade Quilt

Handmade quilts such as the one pictured here were common in homes throughout Walton County. This one was used at the old DeFuniak Hotel, which was on Baldwin Avenue, until the 1960s. [Accession No. 2002-11-11: Donated by James E. Moore]

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Carpet Sweeper

The advertisements below for Bissell’s “Cyco” Ball-bearing Parlor Queen carpet sweeper were published around 1905. The sweeper received many patents in the late 1800s and early 1900s in both the United States and Canada. [Accession No. 2010-6-1: Donated by William W. Holloway]

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