Typed letter from Phil Gramm, US Senator from Texas, to Carl Lewis, with Gramm's signature. Dated August 1, 1996. Cream colored paper with black ink. It reads [United States Senate / WASHINGTON, D.C. / PHIL GRAMM / TEXAS/August 1, 1996 / Mr. Carl Lewis / USA Track and Field / Post Office Box 120 / Indianapolis, Indiana / 46206 (46225) / Dear Carl: / I have recently learned that on July 29, you had / the distinct honor of being awarded a record trying / ninth career gold medal in track and field. / This is an accomplishment of which you, your / family, and the United States of American can be / justifiably proud, and I offer my congratulations / on your fine achievement. / May your future endeavors be as rewarding and successful. / Your respectfully / Phil Gramm / PHILL GRAMM / United States Senator / NOT PRINTED OR MAILED AT TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE]
Typed letter from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Texas Congressman, to Carl Lewis, with Bentsen's signature. Dated August 14, 1996. Blue U.S. House of Representatives letterhead at the top. The letter reads [August 14, 1996 / Mr. Carl Lewis / c / o USA Track & Field, P.O. Box 120 / One RCA Dome, Ste. 140 / Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 / Dear Carl: / I wish to join your family, friends, and teammates in congratulating you on your great / success at the centennial Olympic games in Atlanta and your ninth Olympic gold. I am impressed / by your outstanding performance. I consider it a great honor to be able to say that I represent that / most successful track star ever! / Good luck on your future plans. You are an inspiration to all Americans of what we can / achieve through hard work and dedication. / With kindest personal regards, / Sincerely, Kenneth Bentsen / Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. / Member of Congress / KEB: int1]
Typed letter from Tom DeLay., Texas Congressman, to Carl Lewis, with DeLay's signature. Dated August 27, 1996. Blue U.S. House of Representatives letterhead at the top. The letter reads [August 27, 1996 / Mr. Carl Lewis / USA Track & Field / P.O. Box 120 / (One RCA Dome, Ste. 140) / Indianapolis, IN 46206 (46225) / Dear Mr. Lewis: I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate you for your exceptional performance in / the U.S. Olympic long jump competition. / Once again, you have proven yourself an excellent and enduring athlete. Your hard work / and dedication have paid off, adding more medals to your already flourishing collection. This is / something of which you deserve to be immensely proud. / Congratulations on your accomplishments. You are a fine representative of the United / States and the great state of Texas, and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. / Sincerely / Tom DeLay / Tom DeLay / Member of Congress / TD:ple]
This hardback text book has a blue cloth cover with white lettering that reads "TEXT BOOK / OF THE / MADAM C. J. WALKER SCHOOLS / OF / BEAUTY CULTURE / The Mme. C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co., Inc." Text at the top of the spine reads "TEXT BOOK / OF / BEAUTY/ CULTURE." This copy is a Third Edition copyrighted 1940 and published by The Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co., Inc. It contains semi-glossy white pages with black text, graphics, and photographs demonstrating beauty treatments.