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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2011
Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and FDR

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and FDR

Date: August 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Description: Political cartoon drawing by C.K. Berryman, featuring Uncle Sam, Sam Rayburn and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as the central character. He is holding columns marked "HOUSING" and "BILL" in his left and right arms respectively. He appears to be shaking them and the columns are both broken and surrounded by other broken columns. A hat near his feet reads, "HOUSE." Sam Rayburn stands before President Roosevelt in the lower left corner. Sam Rayburn says, "I'M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. BUT THE FELLOW REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HIS OWN STRENGTH." The cartoon is a commentary on the House voting down Roosevelt's proposed $800 million Housing Bill which would have provided funding to the impoverished people in the U.S. This was just one of many bills proposed by FDR that was voted down by Congress. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "DEAR SAM RAYBURN--MY HAT'S OFF TO A FELLOW WHO KNOWS! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, AUG., 1939"
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and John Nance Garner

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and John Nance Garner

Date: January 5, 1937
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn shaking hands with Vice President John Nance Garner. A political cartoon by C.K. Berryman depicting caricatures of Sam Rayburn, dressed as a cowboy holding onto the reins of a donkey noted to be "HOUSE MAJORITY." Rayburn is shaking hands with Garner. Garner says, "NOW RIDE HIM COWBOY!" This is a commentary on Rayburn's election to Majority Leader. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner with the words, "TO MY GOOD OLD TEXAN FRIEND SAM RAYBURN WHO WAS 'BORN TO LEAD' WITH HEARTY ASSURANCE THAT I'LL BE ON THE CHEERLINE! LET'ER GO!!! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, JAN. 5, 1937"
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by C.K. Berryman

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by C.K. Berryman

Date: July 30, 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Description: Drawing by political cartoonist, C.K. Berryman. Done in black ink. The drawing shows caricatures of Sam Rayburn speaking to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rayburn is sweating profusely as he appears to say, "Everything is harmonious, Mr. President!" Roosevelt is seated at a desk looking at Rayburn. Roosevelt says, "You may think its harmony but sounds awful sour to me!" The dome of the U.S. Capitol stands in the background. Angry words can be seen around the capitol as if those inside are yelling. Words such as "Boo!" "Blah!" and "Throw him out!" can be seen. The cartoon is a commentary on the difficulty Rayburn had in organizing the Democratic party due to differing viewpoints from the various congressmen. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "TO MY GOOD FRIEND RAYBURN WHO NEVER SAYS DIE! C.K. BERRYMAN EVENING STAR, JULY 30, 1939"
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by Clifford Berryman

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by Clifford Berryman

Date: 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn and others. A political cartoon featuring Senate Minority Leader Charles McNary, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, House Speaker William Bankhead, Vice President John Garner, House Minority Leader Joseph Martin and House Majority Leader Sam Rayburn. The men all hold dress suits (tuxedos) on hangers along with formal hats. They stand at a store with a sign outside that reads, "SECOND HAND TOGS TAKEN HERE--FAIR PRICES OFFERED!" The men (specifically John Nance Garner) says to the store attendent, " WHAT'LL YOU GIVE US? WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK!" This cartoon is a commentary on the visit of the King of England, George VI and his wife Elizabeth to the United States in 1939. The congressional delegation selected to honor the royals consisted of those seen in the cartoon.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Portait of Sabino and Friends

Portait of Sabino and Friends

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and several of his friends and circus performers. Sabino is pictured in the first row on the far left. Several other men stand around Sabino wearing suits and hats. One woman stands in the center of the group, wearing a fur hat and coat.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Portait of Sabino Gomez in Performance Costume

Portait of Sabino Gomez in Performance Costume

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez in his circus costume, consisting of a matching vest and pants embroidered with flowers and vines. Sabino is resting his shoulder on a square pedestal with a bouquet of flowers resting on its top.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Portait of Sabino On Swing

Portait of Sabino On Swing

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and two friends playing on a swing set. Sabino is sitting on the front-most swing, holding onto a metal pole for support. His two friends are sharing a swing behind him.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Portrait of a Baby]

[Portrait of a Baby]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African American infant in a white gown. It is sitting on a chair with a blanket draped over it. Behind the chair is a table with a book and some papers on it.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran
[Portrait of a Dancer]

[Portrait of a Dancer]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a drawing created by Virginia R. Garcia. The drawing consists of a single female figure against a solid background. The woman is wearing a light-colored shirt and skirt. Her hair is worn in a bun, piled on her head. Her left leg is extended behind her as if she is balancing on one foot.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Portrait of a Eight Young Children]

[Portrait of a Eight Young Children]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight young African American children standing in front of a television and striped curtains. Two boys standing on the left are wearing dark slacks with dark sweaters and bow-ties. The younger children in the front are wearing light colored pants and shirts. The two boys on the right are wearing dark slacks and light button down shirts. The only girl is in the center and is holding the youngest child in her arms.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran