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Photographic portrait of Sam Rayburn

Photographic portrait of Sam Rayburn

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Harris & Ewing
Description: Photograph of. Sam Rayburn. The black and white photo shows Sam Rayburn from the knees up. He is sitting in a chair. He wears a dark, three-iece suit, white button-down shirt and dark, striped tie. A pocket watch chain can be seen at his vest. Rayburn rests his left hand on the arm of the chair. His right elbow rests on the opposite chair arm. The background is gray/ivory.
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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
"Time You Were Home, Papa" Print

"Time You Were Home, Papa" Print

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Color print depicting a small child, standing on a chair speaking into a phone saying, "HELLO PAPA!" The tagline at the middle of the print reads, "TIME YOU WERE HOME, PAPA." A clock at the top of the print shows that the time is 12:47. The child wears only a cloth diaper and one shoe. He stands on a chair that is pulled up next to a table. The child speaks into a old, candlestick early model phone. The child's clothing or pajamas hang off one corner of the chair he is standing upon. The chair's seat and the top of the table are both green. There are are several books next to the phone on the table.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Godey's Fashions for January 1869

Godey's Fashions for January 1869

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Godey's Lady's Book
Description: Print of Godey's Fashions from January 1869. The colored print depicts five women wearing very ornate gowns. The floor-length gowns include long sleeves and high collars. Each gown has either ruffles, bows, buttons, pleats, draping, or fringe or a combination of these. The women all appear to have long hair styled up on their heads. Several of the women wear ornately adorned bonnets. The gowns, bonnets and background are colored blue, yellow, green, red, black and white. A young boy wearing a blue suit stands at the front of the women. The group appears to be standing in an elegant room, such as a parlor. There is a hutch on the right side of the print with shelves with vases, a chair on the left and drapes hanging against the wall behind the group.
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Photograph of Ruth Bryan Owen

Photograph of Ruth Bryan Owen

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954). Owen was the daughter of William Jennings Bryan. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1929-1933 representing Florida's Fourth Congressional District. She served as an Ambassador to Denmark from 1933-1936. The photo is black and white. In the portrait Mrs. Owen wears a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Her hair is gray and is waved. She wears a floral print dress, only the collar can be seen. The background is all white.
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Photograph of Sam Rayburn Eating Breakfast

Photograph of Sam Rayburn Eating Breakfast

Date: 1934-1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn eating breakfast with members of his family. Seated at the table from left to right: Will Rayburn (Sam's brother), Sam, and Lucinda Rayburn (Sam's sister). The Rayburn family's cook, Bobbie Phillips, is seen in the background. The family is seated in the Sam Rayburn House breakfast room. Sam Rayburn is eating a porkchop for his breakfast. Other foods that can be seen include biscuits, fried eggs, sausage and berries. Many of the serving items seen in the photo are on display in the Sam Rayburn House Museum today. Will Rayburn came to live with his brother Sam, following the death of his wife. Lucinda Rayburn served as the hostess of the household. Bobbie Phillips served as the family's cook for many years. She married Charlie Phillips, the Rayburn's groundskeeper and together they lived on teh property in the caretaker's cottage. They eventually moved into their own home in Bonham. The Rayburn's breakfast room was converted from a kitchen following the addition of a modern kitchen in the 1940s (prior to this photograph being taken). After the conversion, the old kitchen was modified into a breakfast room, with the family eating the majority of their meals here.
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Photograph of the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol

Photograph of the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the grounds at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. The capitol building is in the background and the trees are the focus of the image. It is matted on a cream board.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of Robert E. Lee

Photograph of Robert E. Lee

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Robert E. Lee. General Lee served as a Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War. He died on October 12, 1870. The photo is a head and shoulders view of Lee. He is wearing a dark suit, white shirt and black bow-tie. He has gray/white hair and a medium-length beard. Text under the image reads, "Last Photograph General Robert E. Lee."
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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.
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Photograph of Sam Rayburn

Photograph of Sam Rayburn

Date: 1950/1961
Creator: Wichita Falls Times and Record News, Photographer Jim Cochran
Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. The photo is a head and shoulders view of Mr. Rayburn. He wears a dark suit jacket, dark tie, white button-down shirt, and a tan colored cowboy/fedora style hat. This image was taken of Mr. Sam later in his life, most likely between 1950 and 1961.
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