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Photograph of Sam Rayburn and his sisters, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel (Rayburn) Bartley

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn and two sisters; Katherine [Kate] (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel [Meddie](Rayburn) Bartley. The women are on the left wearing dark dresses with brooches. Sam Rayburn is wearing a dark suit and tie. They are standing outside Sam Rayburn's home, near the screened porch on the south side of the home.
Date: February 2, 1957
Creator: Eastman Kodak Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn With Four Siblings

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn with four of his siblings. The black and white photograph was taken on the day of the dedication of the Sam Rayburn Library, October 9, 1957. The photo was taken in the parlor of Sam Rayburn's home. From left to right are: Tom Rayburn, Medibel (Rayburn) Thomas, Sam, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Richard "Dick" Rayburn. The men wear dark suits with ties. The women wear dresses. They are sitting on a sofa that is now located in Sam Rayburn's bedroom. The Porfirio Salinas painting hanging in teh background is still on display at the Sam Rayburn House Museum as are many of the other items in this photograph.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Photograph of Samuell at Mesquite Park]

Description: Photograph of one man named Samuell and an unidentified man at Mesquite Park. The back of the photo states that the two men were doing a "143 Acre sprigging job." Both men are on the sprigging machine in an open field. A stamp on the back names the image as an official photo from the city of Dallas.
Date: April 4, 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Santa Float in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a Santa float during the Cleveland Santa Parade. There is a man dressed as Santa Claus waving towards the crowd and two young children on the float. Sweet's Barber Shop and the Smart Shoppe can be seen behind the crowd watching the parade.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Santa Parade in Downtown Cleveland, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a car during the Santa Parade in downtown Cleveland, Texas. The car shows the logo "Cleveland Kiwanis" and is on the corner of East Houston and Travis Street. The Farmer's State Bank and Texan Theater, playing Call Me Madam, can be seen in the background. There is a crowd of people congregated by the side of the road near the Super Value Grocery.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Sheriff Department Barbeque]

Description: Photograph of a Sheriff Department barbeque in Cleveland, Texas. There are men in suits and officers seated at a picnic table outdoors. Tables with food and refreshments are on covered tables in the background.
Date: 1958
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Sixth grade class photograph]

Description: Photograph of a sixth grade class from the Samnorwood School. There are three rows of students and one teacher standing in the third row. They are posing outdoors in front of a brick wall.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Office]

Description: Photograph of a group of ladies at the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company office in Cleveland, Texas. The occasion was an Open House for Mother's Day. Operators are seated at the switchboard and a group of other ladies watches from behind.
Date: 1954
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society