Trawl-Line.

Trawl-Line.

Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: White, Warren Thomas
Description: Patent for a trawl-line that is supported so that it "can be caused to travel continuously in the same or reversed directions at will" (lines 12-14). The invention prevents "the choking of the line supporting pulleys with grasses and other foreign matter, and also to enable the ready adjustment of the pulley son the posts to change the elevation of the trawl-line and the depth of dip of the hooks in the water" (lines 16-21).
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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.
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
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
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.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Godey's Fashions for May 1865

Godey's Fashions for May 1865

Date: 1865
Creator: Godey's
Description: Print of "Godey's Fashions for May 1865." Color artwork of five women wearing dresses with very large, hoop skirts. The color on the image has faded. The background is composed of trees, sky and fountains.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
"In All Her Glory" Sailing Ship Print

"In All Her Glory" Sailing Ship Print

Date: 1900-1927
Creator: Grant, Gordon
Description: Print by Gordon Grant. "In All Her Glory" print of a sailing ship at sea.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
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.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photo of boy and girl in front of fireplace

Photo of boy and girl in front of fireplace

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two children. The two children stand in front of a brick fireplace and mantel. The black and white photo appears to be circa 1950. The girl wears a light colored, short-sleeved, knee-length dress, white socks, black mary jane shoes and a ribbon in her hair. The boy wears dark slacks, a plaid sport coat, white button-down shirt and dark tie. A white pocket square is barely visible in his left pocket. He also wears dark colored shoes. The children are looking at one another in this photo. The girl has her left arm around they boy's waist, the boy has his right arm over the girl's right shoulder. In the background is a brick fireplace, with a mantel that appears to have Christmas cards displayed upon it. There is a glass vase or candle holder in the center of hte mantel. Pale, striped wallpaper can be seen above the mantel. A fireplace tool set stands at the right of the children along with a broom. The children stand on the bricked hearth.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Print of Woman

Print of Woman

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Wiley
Description: Watercolor print of a woman. The woman wears her dark hair piled upon her head. She wears a red dress. The print is oval shaped. The signature in the lower right corner appears to be Wiley. The image appears to be in the "Gibson Girl" style. Probably dates between 1890 and 1920.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
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