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Autographed Photo of Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. Sepia-toned toned photograph of Sam Rayburn from the chest up. He wears a dark suit, tie and white shirt. The photograph is autographed by Sam Rayburn. The words, "To my sister Meddie with my deepest affection--Sam Rayburn" are at the bottom of the photo. Meddie (Medibel Bartley) was one of Sam Rayburn's three sisters. She and her husband, S.E. Bartley lived in Sam Rayburn's home in Bonham beginning in the 1940s.
Date: 1882/1961
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Samuel Edward Bartley high school graduation photo

Description: Photograph of graduation high school class. The photograph was likely taken sometime between 1880 and 1910. The man seated in the middle of the front row is Samuel Edward (S.E.) Bartley, Sam Rayburn's brother-in-law. Mr. Bartley married Sam Rayburn's sister Medibel in 1902 and together they had two children. S.E. and Medibel moved into the Rayburn home in the 1940s. Mr. Bartley's high school graduation photo shows twelve students; nine girls and three boys. The girls all wear long sleeved, high necked, long, white guazy dresses. They all appear to have long hair, worn up. The boys wear three piece suits with white button-down shirts, ties and stiff collars. The front row is comprised of two girls sitting on the left, Mr. Bartley seated in the center and two girls seated at the right. The back row is comprised of a standing group of students. Two women, a boy, a girl, a boy and two women stand from left to right.
Date: 1880/1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[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~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum