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[Cars at Collingsworth Motor Company]

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.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

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

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"
Date: 1949
Item Type: Text
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest]

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.
Date: 1948
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Cleveland Dairy Days]

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.
Date: 1948
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Closing Lines from the Novel, "Eben Holden"

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.
Date: 1941/1950
Creator: Bacheller, Irving
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Collingsworth Motor Company]

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.
Date: 1947/1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Employee of the Santa Fe Railroad]

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.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Fostoria Lumber Company Baseball Team]

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.
Date: 1949
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Group outdoors in snow]

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.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Jim White standing on highway]

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.
Date: July 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Kelso Funeral Home]

Description: Photograph of a burial service from Kelso Funeral Home. There is a hearse parked next to a tent with a crowd of people around it.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Meekins Super Marker]

Description: Photograph of the inside of Meekins Super Market in Cleveland, Texas. Employees and Mr. and Mrs. Meekins are shown. From left to right the individuals are identified as Jim Grayson, Mr. Henry the Sunshine Salesman holding a box of Krispy Crackers, owners Jessie and Horace Meekins, J. D. Spiller, Douglas Mizell, Edna Wood Gilchriest, Ager Turner, and Mrs. Lavada Hutchinson. Seen behind the Meekins is a display of Nabisco Crackers, the cash register shows a sale of $3.89. Roi Tan cigars, King Edward cigars, Old Gold cigarettes, B. C. Headache powders, and Stan Back for headaches and pains are shown on the counter. On the right of the register is a box of Krispy Crackers, Hi Ho Crackers, and Kool Aid.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Nazarene Church]

Description: Photograph of a Nazarene Church in the snow. There are two front entrances with stairs leading up to the doorways and a large window in between them.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Photograph of a Bowling Game in Reverchon Park]

Description: Photograph of young children bowling on the ground in Reverchon Park. They are playing with milk bottles and baseballs instead of the traditional bowling pins and balls. A baseball game is being played in the background behind a fence.
Date: [1943]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Photograph of a Bowling Game in Reverchon Park]

Description: Photograph of young children bowling on the ground in Reverchon Park. They are playing with milk bottles and baseballs instead of the traditional bowling pins and balls. A baseball game is being played in the background behind a fence.
Date: [1943]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Photograph of a Boys Orchestra]

Description: Photograph of a boys orchestra playing outside. According to the inscription on the back of the image, the boys played for dances during the summer of 1944.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Photograph of an Empty Pool Tietze Park]

Description: Photograph of a building and pool being constructed at Tietze Park. The building is made of stone, and the empty pool is visible in the foreground of the image.
Date: August 10, 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Photograph of Boys Playing Football in Exline Park]

Description: Photograph of three boys playing football in Exline Park. The boy on the far right has the ball, the boy in the middle is running beside him, and the boy in the foreground is trying to get the ball.
Date: [1940]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Photograph of Boys Playing Football in Exline Park]

Description: Photograph of three boys playing football in Exline Park. The boy on the right is holding the ball close to their chest, and the boy in the middle is trying to steal it. The boy on the left is running towards the left.
Date: [1940]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives