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Description: Portrait of six men, with three sitting in chairs and the rest standing behind them in front of a painted backdrop. On the back side of the photo is an illustration and advertisement for the photography studio that says, "Instantaneous portraits of children, a successful specialty. Paul H. Naschke, Art Studio, 420 22nd Street Galveston, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time."
Creator: Naschke, Paul H.
Description: Portrait of Charles Rayburn as a baby sitting on a chair covered in a cloth, with his sister Joyce Rayburn as a young child standing next to him.
Description: Ticket to the 1949 inauguration ceremonies. The ticket reads: "President's Platform. Inauguration Ceremonies. January Twentieth, 1949. Admit the Bearer to the Senate Wing of the Capitol and through the Rotunda Door to the President's Platform" and is signed "Carl Hayden, Chairman, Committee on Arrangements." The back of the invitation is signed "Joseph C. Duke, Sergeant at Arms, U. S. Senate."
Date: January 20, 1949
Item Type: Text
Description: Postcard of the inside of Thomas Confectionery in Dallas, Texas. Above the picture on the front of the postcard it states: "Largest confectionery in the state." Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and tells about the author's recent activities.
Date: May 18, 1911
Description: Postcard of a girl in a yellow dress diving into water. Text on the front of the postcard says: "Down she goes, Galveston Texas." Handwritten message on the back of the postcard expresses Sam Rayburn's desire for Lou Rayburn to be with him on his trip.
Date: February 23, 1909
Creator: Rayburn, Sam
Description: Postcard of a street crowded with horse-drawn wagons. Text on the front of the card names the street as Second Street in Colorado, Texas. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn, "Dear sister," and offers greetings to their mother.
Date: July 27, 1908
Description: Photograph of men in suits standing and talking in groups outside of the Sam Rayburn house on the day of the Sam Rayburn Library dedication. Handwritten note on the back of the photo names the occasion and date of the photograph.
Date: October 9, 1957
Description: Postcard of room with dark red walls and white trim, large paintings decorating the wall, and a seating area in the middle of the room. Text on the front of the postcard names the room as the Red Room in the White House. In a handwritten message on the back of the card, the author promises to write more.
Description: Photograph of a group of men and boys standing in a semi-circle in the parlor during Sam Rayburn's 70th birthday party. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo list some of the people present and say "Occasion: friends presenting over and under shot-gun to Mr. Rayburn."
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."
Creator: Bradford, Annie
Description: Outdoor portrait of mother and three children, all dressed formally but also for warm weather. The youngest and oldest children are girls, the middle child is a boy, and all three have blonde hair.
Description: Postcard of the view from Mount Tamalpais in California. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Thomas and Miss Lou Rayburn and tells about the author's experiences in the mountains.
Date: July 18, 1912
Description: Postcard of a sand desert near Cape Henry, Virginia. Handwritten note on the front and back of the postcard details the author's time in Baltimore. The postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn.
Date: October 4, 1913
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
Description: Postcard of the outside of the Live Stock Exchange building in Fort Worth, Texas. Handwritten note on the front of the postcard from Tom Rayburn telling Lou Rayburn that he has arrived in Fort Worth.
Creator: Rayburn, Tom