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[Congressional Record Page, Sixty-Third Congress, Third Session]

Description: Congressional Record page from the 63rd Congress, 3rd session. The page includes a speech by Hon. William Kettner of California in the House of Representatives, a letter written by W. R. Hervy, and another letter written by Motley, Hewes Flint, Dana Reid Weller, William Rhodes Hervey, and Samuel E. Burke, all past Grand Masters of Masons. The speech and letters are related to the Los Angeles investigation into "The Alleged Oath or Obligation of the Knights of Columbus."
Date: January 29, 1915

[Easter Postcard]

Description: Easter postcard with a small picture of the sun rising over the ocean and the text: "A happy Eastertide. Morn's roseate hues have decked the sky; The Lord has risen with victory; Let the earth be glad, and raise the cry, Alleluia!" Handwritten message on the back of the postcard offers Easter greetings to Lou Rayburn.
Date: April 9, 1914

[Easter Postcard]

Description: Easter postcard with illustrations of a cross and flowers. Text inside of the cross reads: "The good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11." Beneath the cross, it also says: "A Holy Easter." Handwritten message on the back of the postcard inquires about Lou Rayburn's Easter plans.
Date: April 14, 1911

[Photograph of Members of the Rayburn Family]

Description: Photograph with two sides. On the first side is Lucinda Rayburn, and unknown man (possibly S. E. Bartley), and an unknown woman (possibly Medibel Rayburn Bartley) sitting in a fenced grassy yard. On the second side is an unknown man (possibly S. E. Bartley), an unknown woman (possibly Medibel Rayburn Bartley), an unknown woman, Lucinda Rayburn, and another unknown woman all sitting in grass and leaning to the left.
Date: 1918~

[Photograph of Men in Field]

Description: Photograph of four men in a field. Three men are standing with two dogs, and the fourth man sits in a surrey pulled by a single horse. Handwritten note on the back of the photo states that the men are "not identified" but could be the Rayburn men. It says, "third from left could be Sam Rayburn."
Date: 1915~

Photograph of Sam Rayburn, 1911

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. Photo taken in 1911 when Sam Rayburn was age 29. At the time, he was serving as the Speaker in the Texas House of Representatives. The portrait is a head and shoulders photo of Rayburn. He wears a dark, suit jacket, white button-down shirt and dark-colored bow tie. The photo is black and white. Text on reverse of print reads, "Sam Rayburn age 29 when Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Please return to Sam Rayburn, Bonham, Texas."
Date: 1911

[Postcard of Churchill's in New York City]

Description: Postcard of a busy dining room and balcony in a restaurant. Text on the front of the postcard names the place as "Churchill's" on Broadway and Forty-Ninth streets in New York. A short handwritten message on the back of the postcard sends greetings from M. J. Mayo to Lou Rayburn.
Date: October 8, 1913
Creator: Mayo, M. J.

[Postcard of Flowers and Cross]

Description: Postcard of a cross with flowers in front of it. Text on the front of the postcard says, "May Easter be but the beginning of an endless period of peace and happiness for you and yours." Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and simply says, "With much love, Anne Bradford."
Date: 1914
Creator: Bradford, Annie

[Postcard of George Washington]

Description: Postcard of George Washington. The front of the postcard includes a portrait of George Washington and an eagle holding a shield with stars and stripes, along with the text: "Washington, 1732-1799, 'The father of his country.'" Handwritten note on the back of the postcard states that the card is to remind Lou Rayburn of Washington's birthday.
Date: February 21, 1911

[Postcard of Gibson Well and Park]

Description: Postcard of a park surrounded by a white fence, with a building at the entrance. Text on the front of the postcard identifies the park as Gibson Well and Park in Mineral Wells, Texas. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard tells Lou Rayburn of the author's travels and upcoming return to Dallas.
Date: 1911

[Postcard of Madison Square Buildings]

Description: Postcard of the Metropolitan Life and Flat Iron buildings in Madison Square, New York City. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard offers congratulations to Edward Bartley. The card is addressed to Mrs. S. Bartley from J. N. M. Rayburn.
Date: October 10, 1913
Creator: Rayburn, J. N. M.

[Postcard of Man with Two Mugs]

Description: Postcard of an illustration of a man sitting next to a table with two empty mugs. Printed text on the postcard says: "Three empty mugs." Handwritten note on the front of the card adds: "You can't drink it all, so no use of making a hog of yourself." Postcard is addressed to Abner Rayburn.
Date: September 7, 1911

[Postcard of Smoking Bird]

Description: Postcard of a bird body with a clown head smoking a cigar. Part of the postcard is missing, but the text that is left on the front of the card says, "If you're a bird - chirp!" Most of the handwritten note on the back of the postcard is missing as well, but it is addressed to Abner Rayburn.
Date: September 7, 1911