Portrait of Abner Rayburn

Portrait of Abner Rayburn

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Abner Love Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's youngest brother. He is wearing a dark dress suit and bow-tie. It is matted on an oval board. Abner Rayburn was the only Rayburn sibling to be born in Texas. All of Sam Rayburn and his other nine siblings were born in Tennessee. Sam Rayburn was grooming Abner towards a career in politics. Abner died in 1914 of typhoid fever. He was 23 years old.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
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
Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

Date: unknown
Creator: Ridings, Grace Dupree
Description: Print of a bird on a fence with a poem by Grace Dupree Ridings. The poem, "Have You?", is as follows: "Have you ever / Seen new violets, / Have you heard / A robin sing, / When you can / Keep from thinking / It is Spring... / It is Spring?"
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
Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Date: September 3, 1872
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for an improved cotton-picking machine, including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Painting of Sam Rayburn

Painting of Sam Rayburn

Date: unknown
Creator: Stone, E.
Description: Painting of Sam Rayburn. He is seated at a desk and wearing a dark blue suit with a red-brown tie. Two piles of paper are on the desk as well as a few trinkets.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Waller Family Coat of Arms

Waller Family Coat of Arms

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Odine Mhoon
Description: Print of the Waller family coat of arms. Painted by Odine Mhoon. Odine was married to Sam Rayburn's nephew Morris Lightfoot in 1956. They divorced and Morris eventually remarried. The ivory colored paper displays the Waller coat of arms in shades of brown, black, gold, gray, white, blue, green and red. A shield at center shows three gold walnut leaves between two silver bands. At the top is a walnut tree with a pendant shoing three fleurs de lis (the arms of France) with the motto above, "HIC FRUCTUS VIRTUTIS" which is Latin for "This is the reward of integrity." The word "Waller" is below the coat of arms and is written in cursive.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Print of Sam Rayburn

Print of Sam Rayburn

Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Douglas Chandor
Description: Print of Sam Rayburn based on an original painting by Douglas Chandor. Sam Rayburn sits at a desk. He is wearing a dark, three piece suit with a blue striped tie and white shirt. He sits in a green leather desk chair. His left arm rests on the desk. He holds a book in his lap with his right hand. Chandor created three of these paintings. One was given to the East Texas State University (Now known as Texas A&M--Commerce), the Capitol in Austin, Texas and one hung in Sam Rayburn's private office in Washington, D.C.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
Photograph of Sam Rayburn With Four Siblings

Photograph of Sam Rayburn With Four Siblings

Date: October 9, 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn with four of his siblings. The black and white photograph was taken on the day of the dedication of the Sam Rayburn Library, October 9, 1957. The photo was taken in the parlor of Sam Rayburn's home. From left to right are: Tom Rayburn, Medibel (Rayburn) Thomas, Sam, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Richard "Dick" Rayburn. The men wear dark suits with ties. The women wear dresses. They are sitting on a sofa that is now located in Sam Rayburn's bedroom. The Porfirio Salinas painting hanging in teh background is still on display at the Sam Rayburn House Museum as are many of the other items in this photograph.
Contributing Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum
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