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Photograph of a Conestoga Wagon Parade

Photograph of a Conestoga Wagon Parade

Date: unknown
Creator: Coates, Bob
Description: Photograph of a conestoga wagon parade in Cookeville, Tennessee. Sitting in the cow-pulled wagon is a man, woman and child. A group of people are watching the parade.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of a young Abner Rayburn

Photograph of a young Abner Rayburn

Date: 1891/1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Abner Rayburn. The black and white photograph is of a young Abner Rayburn, possibly at age nine or ten (around 1900). He wears a dark, double breasted coat with a white collared shirt. The studio portrait shows Abner from the waist up. Abner was born in 1891, the youngest of Sam Rayburn's siblings and the only sibling born in Texas (the Rayburn family moved from Tennessee to Texas in 1887). He died in 1914 of typhoid fever.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of Abner Rayburn

Photograph of Abner Rayburn

Date: 1887/1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Abner Love Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's youngest sibling. Abner was born in Texas in 1891. He died in 1914. Sam Rayburn was grooming his brother Abner to become his secretary in Washington. Abner died of typhoid fever before this could happen. Abner is shown in this head and shoulders photo wearing a dark suit with bow tie and a white collared shirt. A formal, studio portrait, the photo is oval shaped and mounted to a cardboard backing with the studio name in the lower right corner, "THE ELLIOTS AUSTIN, TEX."
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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
[Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson]

[Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson]

Date: unknown
Creator: Moss Photo
Description: Signed portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson sitting in a leather chair. He wrote "For Speaker Rayburn- To a great Texan who has made his country, his party, and his times greater. With warm admiration- Lyndon B. Johnson".
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of man on beach

Photograph of man on beach

Date: 1907
Creator: Carl H. Claudy
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.
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Photograph of Martha Rayburn

Photograph of Martha Rayburn

Date: unknown
Creator: Howse Bro's Studio
Description: Portrait of Martha Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's mother. She is wearing a dark dress with a high collar and glasses. Her light hair is braided and pulled back. It is matted on a dark board with the company's name embossed on the bottom of the board.
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Photograph of Martha Rayburn

Photograph of Martha Rayburn

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Martha Rayburn. She is the daughter of Sam Rayburn's brother, Richard. This is her high school graduation photo. She is wearing a knit sweater with a collar as well as a double-strand necklace of pearls and pearl earrings. Information about the photograph or the subject is printed on the back, but has faded beyond recognition.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of Medibel Rayburn Bartley

Photograph of Medibel Rayburn Bartley

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Medibel Rayburn Bartley, Sam Rayburn's sister, wearing a dark-colored formal dress. She is standing in a formal living room next to a couch and chair. She holds her hands in front of her as she faces the camera.
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."
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum