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Gift Card to Sam Rayburn

Description: Printed gift card. The black text is printed on a thick piece of cardstock. The text of the gift card reads: "TO HON. SAM RAYBURN, THE COAST GUARD BILL WAS THE 'BREAK 'O DAY' FOR THE PATROLMENT OF THE U.S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE WITH THEIR GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR EFFORTS ON THEIR BEHALF"
Date: 1907
Item Type: Text

Photograph of man on beach

Description: Photograph of a man standing on a beach. The black and white photo shows the man standing in the sand looking out upon the tide and the sky. The man, silhoutted against the brightness of the sky is wearing a brimmed fisherman's hat, wears a spyglass on a cord around his neck and wears a coat and pants and rubber boots. The photo includes the signature/maker's mark in the lower left corner that reads, "COPYRIGHT 1907 BY C.H. CLAUDY." The photo is framed with a stained and faded ivory mat.
Date: 1907
Creator: Carl H. Claudy
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of "The Dam Kid"]

Description: Postcard of a group of people dropping things and running into each other because of a child and his kite. Text beneath the picture says, "The Dam Kid." Handwritten note on the front of the card mentions a dress that Lou Rayburn is sending to the author.
Date: March 2, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of North Texas Hospital for Insane]

Description: Postcard of the main entrance of the North Texas Hospital for the Insane in Terrell, Texas. Handwritten message on the front of the postcard from Tom Rayburn to Lou Rayburn expresses his desire for her to see the buildings.
Date: June 1907
Creator: Rayburn, Tom
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Tarrant County Courthouse]

Description: Postcard of the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas. Handwritten note on the front of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and tells of the author's plans to travel to El Paso.
Date: June 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Mission San Jose]

Description: Postcard of Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. Handwritten note on the front of the postcard expresses the author's excitement about seeing Lou Rayburn soon.
Date: July 9, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Christmas Postcard]

Description: Christmas postcard of a wreath with a ribbon, and "A Merry Christmas" printed in the middle of the wreath. Below the text is a space for the sender to write his name, and "Will" is written in. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard seems unfinished and simply says, "How is your." Card is addressed to Lou Rayburn.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Flowers]

Description: Postcard of purple flowers behind a white ribbon with text that says, "Kind Regards." Handwritten note on the back of the card talks about the weather, addressed to Lou Rayburn.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Mountain Park Hotel in Hot Springs, North Carolina]

Description: Postcard of a room with several chairs and tables with potted plants. Text on the front of the postcard states that the room is the reception room at Mountain Park Hotel in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Handwritten note on the back of the card tells Lou Rayburn that the author will not be home that night.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Postcard

Print by August Hutaf, "Hold Still!"

Description: Print by August Hutaf of a drawing titled "Hold Still!" In this image, a little girl is buttoning the bloomers of an even smaller child holding a candy cane. Underneath the image is the title and copyright information as well as two safety pins. It is signed in the upper right corner.
Date: 1908
Creator: Hutaf, August
Item Type: Artwork

[Postcard of Street in Colorado, Texas]

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
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Girl Diving]

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
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Baseball Game]

Description: Postcard of a baseball game. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard tells about the baseball game and the author's intent to travel to Texarkana. Addressed to Lou Rayburn.
Date: June 27, 1909
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of the Memphis, Tennessee]

Description: Postcard of a bird's eye view of Memphis, Tennessee. Handwritten note on the front and back of the postcard speaks to Mr. N. M. Rayburn of the author's mother's health.
Date: August 1909
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Forest Park in Memphis, Tennessee]

Description: Postcard of Forest Park in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo shows a park with green grass and several sidewalks surrounding a statue of a man on a horse. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard tells Lou Rayburn about the author's mother and her well-being.
Date: August 24, 1909
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Factory in Port Neches, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a factory near railroad tracks. Text on the front of the postcard describes the picture: "Factory where Texaco roofing is made. Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas." Handwritten message on the back of the postcard sends greetings to Lou Rayburn.
Date: October 24, 1909
Item Type: Postcard

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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Cotton Wharf in New Orleans, Louisiana]

Description: Postcard of a wharf with bales of cotton in front of ships. Printed text on the back of the postcard states that the place pictured is the Cotton Wharf in New Orleans, Louisiana. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard from Cecil to Lou Rayburn tells of Cecil's traveling plans.
Date: January 13, 1911
Item Type: Postcard