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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2011
[Cars at Collingsworth Motor Company]

[Cars at Collingsworth Motor Company]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two cars inside the Collingsworth Motor Company Ford Dealership, operated by Kelly Pigg. The car on the left side of the photograph is a convertible, and there is a large bouquet of flowers in front of the car on the right.
Contributing Partner: Collingsworth County Museum
Certificate of Honorary Membership in the Young Democratic Club of Nueces County, Texas

Certificate of Honorary Membership in the Young Democratic Club of Nueces County, Texas

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Certificate given to Sam Rayburn by the Young Democratic Club of Nueces County, Texas. Mr. Rayburn was given an honorary membership in the club on November 19, 1949. The document is printed on standard size ivory paper. The text of the certificate reads: "CERTIFICATE OF HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN THE YOUNG DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT SAM RAYBURN IS HELD IN SUCH HIGH ESTEEM BY THE MEMBER- SHIP OF THIS ORGANIZATION THAT IT HAS ELECTED TO CONFER UPON HIM THE FULL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, THE AUTHORIZED OFFICER OF THIS ORGANIZATION HAS HERETO AFFIXED HIS OF- FICIAL SIGNATURE THIS 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1949. LESLIE CHAPMAN (?) (signature) PRESIDENT"
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
[Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest]

[Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest]

Date: 1948
Creator: Young, Moon
Description: Photograph of a young girl milking a cow for the Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest. She is wearing a long polka dot dress and smiling towards the camera.
Contributing Partner: Cleveland Historic Society
[Cleveland Dairy Days]

[Cleveland Dairy Days]

Date: 1948
Creator: Young, Moon
Description: Photograph of contestants and cattle shown in an arena. There are spectators seated in covered and uncovered stands around the arena. Two children are seated on top of the wooden fence in the bottom-right. The 2012 site contains a Wells Fargo Bank.
Contributing Partner: Cleveland Historic Society
Closing Lines from the Novel, "Eben Holden"

Closing Lines from the Novel, "Eben Holden"

Date: 1941/1950
Creator: Bacheller, Irving
Description: Document with the closing lines from the book "Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller, published in 1900. A handwritten note is at the bottom of the document with the words, "To Sam Rayburn, with deep affection--Gene Worley 10/17/49 Washington, D.C." Francis Eugene Worley was a democratic U.S. Representative from Texas who served in the House of Representatives from 1941 to 1950. Sam Rayburn "saw himself" in these closing lines from the book "Eben Holden." The text is black, printed on cream colored paper.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
[Collingsworth Motor Company]

[Collingsworth Motor Company]

Date: 1947/1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ford Dealership at the Collingsworth Motor Company. There are five cars parked inside of a large garage. Two men in suits and hats are standing near a door at the end of the garage. The operator of the dealership is identified as Kelly Pigg.
Contributing Partner: Collingsworth County Museum
[Employee of the Santa Fe Railroad]

[Employee of the Santa Fe Railroad]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-print photograph of a young girl, "little barefoot" Lillie Snider, with her father Ed "Shorty" Snider. She is holding a lunchbox and facing towards the camera. Her father is an employee of the Santa Fe Railroad in Cleveland, Texas. He is standing behind her by a barrel on a wooden cart.
Contributing Partner: Cleveland Historic Society
[Fostoria Lumber Company Baseball Team]

[Fostoria Lumber Company Baseball Team]

Date: 1949
Creator: Young, Moon
Description: Photograph of the Fostoria Lumber Company Baseball Team seated outside. There are nine men wearing white baseball uniforms and four other men seated with them. Fostoria was once a thriving lumber town with a hotel, company store, homes, schools, churches, and a cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Cleveland Historic Society
[Group outdoors in snow]

[Group outdoors in snow]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of five people standing outdoors in the snow. They are pictured on the South side of Main Street in Dodson, standing in front of a cafe and barber shop. They are identified from left to right as Elton, McKinney, Bernice Riddle, Norma Copeland Coran, Abra Lewis, and Jo Ann Bowling Farris.
Contributing Partner: Collingsworth County Museum
[Jim White standing on highway]

[Jim White standing on highway]

Date: July 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man identified as Jim White, standing on the reconstruction site of a highway. Writing on the back of the photograph states that the bridge being re-built was over Salt Fork of Red River on U. S. Highway 83, between Wellington and Shamrock. A gasoline truck and a wheat truck collided and destroyed the north part of the bridge.
Contributing Partner: Collingsworth County Museum
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