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 Decade: 1870-1879
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2011
Godey's Fashions for April 1870

Godey's Fashions for April 1870

Date: 1870
Creator: Godey's Lady's Book
Description: Print of Godey's Fashions for April 1870. The colored print showcases fashionable dresses for women from the spring of 1870. Five women stand together. A small girl stands at the front of the image, slightly to the left. She is holding a cat by the tail in her left hand and a whip in her raised right hand. The women wear dresses in colors of blue, green, red, yellow, orange, gray, and white. The small girl wears a dress in the color red. All of the gowns are floor length, full skirted dresses. Four of the women wear dresses with long sleeves and high collars. The fifth woman (at the far right) wears a sleeveless formal ball gown with a v-neck collar. All of the dresses include some or all of the following embellishments: ruffles, bows, lace, bustling, pleats, and fringe. The women stand in what appears to be a very fine room, possibly a parlor. A mirror hangs on the wall and a table with books and a photo in frame can be seen in the background. A potted plant, draperies and carpeting also make up the interior furnishings of the room.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
[Interior Church Altar]

[Interior Church Altar]

Date: 1875/1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Interior of St. David's Church during the of Reverend Thomas Booth Lee. The pews are empty, but a man is seated up near the altar. There are large chandeliers in the sanctuary and a stained glass window behind the altar. The caption beneath the photo reads, "Interior of St. David's Church, Austin, Texas, during the early part of the rectorship of the Rev. Thomas Booth Lee- 1875-1912."
Contributing Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church
Photograph of Katherine Thomas

Photograph of Katherine Thomas

Date: 1872/1971
Creator: Gittings portrait studio
Description: Photograph of Katherine (Kate) (Rayburn) Thomas. Katherine Thomas was one of Sam Rayburn's sisters. The photograph is a head and shoulders image of Mrs. Thomas. She wears a V-neck dress with shiny appliques on the shoulders. She wears a matching necklace. her hair is pulled back from her face in a low chignon.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Print by Walter Ernest Webster

Print by Walter Ernest Webster

Date: 1878/1959
Creator: Webster, Walter Ernest
Description: Print of a watercolor painting by Walter Ernest Webster. Wa woman (ballerina) sits on a balcony railing while a young man with his arm resting on railing stares upward at her. The woman wears a large flouncing skirt, or tutu and ballet slippers in white. She clutches a blue shawl around her. He hair is blonde and rather short. The man wears a red coat. In the background are flowers, trees and architectural features. On the floor is a bouquet of red flowers.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
[Sunday School Picnic]

[Sunday School Picnic]

Date: 1870~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Sunday school picnic. A large group of people is posing in a line outdoors. Two women are holding umbrellas, and everyone pictured is wearing a hat. Small children are seated in the front row.
Contributing Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church