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[Portrait of Reverend Caleb Ives]

Description: Portrait photograph of the Reverend Caleb Ives of St. David's Episcopal Church. An accompanying card states that he was the first foreign missionary of the Church appointed to the Republic of Texas. He was also the founder of the Mother Church of the Diocese, Christ Church Matagorda and held the first service of the Church in Austin, 1840.
Date: 1849
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

Autographed Photo of Champ Clark

Description: Photograph of Champ Clark. Black and white photo. Autographed to Sam Rayburn by Champ Clark. Inscription on front of photo reads, "To Sam Rayburn, Your Friend, Champ Clark"
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photo of boy and girl in front of fireplace

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photo of Sam Rayburn beside cabin in Lenoir, Tennessee

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn standing beside the cabin of his birth in Lenoir, Tennessee. Sam Rayburn is wearing a light colored suit, with white button down shirt and a dark tie. He wears a white Panama hat with a dark colored band. He stands resting his right hand on the side of the cabin. The cabin pictured is constructed of rough cut wood. It is two stories high and and the exterior of a stone fireplace stands to the left of Rayburn. The ground is covered with tall grass and weeds. The photo is black and white.
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Robert E. Lee

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."
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Ruth Bryan Owen

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photographic portrait of Sam Rayburn

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Harris & Ewing
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Portrait of Reverend Charles Gillette]

Description: Photograph of Reverend Charles Gillette from St. David's Episcopal Church. He is wearing a black outfit with a white collar and is looking towards the camera.
Date: 1856/1866
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

[Church Exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of St. David's Episcopal Church with a large group of people in front. It is a small building with one front door and five windows on the side. There are houses in the background and there appears to be snow on the ground.
Date: 1867
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

[Sunday School Picnic]

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.
Date: 1870~
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

Photograph of Katherine Thomas

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.
Date: 1872/1971
Creator: Gittings portrait studio
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Interior Church Altar]

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."
Date: 1875/1912
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

Samuel Edward Bartley high school graduation photo

Description: Photograph of graduation high school class. The photograph was likely taken sometime between 1880 and 1910. The man seated in the middle of the front row is Samuel Edward (S.E.) Bartley, Sam Rayburn's brother-in-law. Mr. Bartley married Sam Rayburn's sister Medibel in 1902 and together they had two children. S.E. and Medibel moved into the Rayburn home in the 1940s. Mr. Bartley's high school graduation photo shows twelve students; nine girls and three boys. The girls all wear long sleeved, high necked, long, white guazy dresses. They all appear to have long hair, worn up. The boys wear three piece suits with white button-down shirts, ties and stiff collars. The front row is comprised of two girls sitting on the left, Mr. Bartley seated in the center and two girls seated at the right. The back row is comprised of a standing group of students. Two women, a boy, a girl, a boy and two women stand from left to right.
Date: 1880/1910
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Autographed Photo of Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. Sepia-toned toned photograph of Sam Rayburn from the chest up. He wears a dark suit, tie and white shirt. The photograph is autographed by Sam Rayburn. The words, "To my sister Meddie with my deepest affection--Sam Rayburn" are at the bottom of the photo. Meddie (Medibel Bartley) was one of Sam Rayburn's three sisters. She and her husband, S.E. Bartley lived in Sam Rayburn's home in Bonham beginning in the 1940s.
Date: 1882/1961
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Sunday School Picnic]

Description: Sepia photograph of a group of people at a picnic taken on the grounds of the James H. Raymond estate. The group is lined up outdoors, and there is a boy standing on a buggy in the background. A card accompanying the photograph identifies the people, from left to right, as: Mr. Oceolo Archer, Mrs. Archer, Mrs. Cochran (Mrs. Lee's mother), Charles Calloway, his mother Mrs. Charles Calloway, Mrs. Rosine Ryan, Miss Clara Maillot (Mrs. Robi Bacon's sister and later Mrs. Julian Smith), Mrs. Fannie Crooker (Church organist), Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lee, Mrs. Will Lambert (Mrs. Bacon's mother), Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew, and Mr. Richard Lee. The boy on the buggy is identified as Willie Lambert.
Date: 1884
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

Photograph of Abner Rayburn

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."
Date: 1887/1914
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Portrait of the Neese family]

Description: Photograph of the Neese family in front of a small wooden house. There is one man, one woman, and four small children. There are two horses and a barn in the background. Handwriting on the back of the photograph identifies the names of the individuals.
Date: 1889~
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

Photograph of a young Abner Rayburn

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.
Date: 1891/1914
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Portrait of couple]

Description: Photograph of a couple identified as Will O. Richards and his wife, Emma Cocke Richards. The image is an oval shape on a rectangular mat. The man is wearing a black suit and a tie, and the woman is wearing a white top, and they are posing in front of a backdrop with a tree on it.
Date: 1896
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Beach home]

Description: Photograph of the Beach home, owned by Ben Beach. There are multiple men wearing suits and tending to horses, some of which are attached to carriages. There is a boy sitting in a tree on the left side of the photograph. The caption states that the house was later known as Pedigo Place.
Date: 1898
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Mrs. S. C. Somerville's Class]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. S. C. Somerville's class. The students are posing outdoors in front of a white building, and are lined up in three rows. Handwriting on the back of the photograph identifies the names of the students.
Date: 1899/1903
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[William Washington Maddox family]

Description: Photograph of the William Washington Maddox family standing in front of a small, wooden house. There are two men, one woman, and three small boys standing near a wire fence. The men are wearing suits and hats, and one has a long beard. The woman is wearing a long, black dress and the three boys are wearing suits and bow ties.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Robert A. and Ella Jane Dysart home]

Description: Photograph of the Robert A. and Ella Jane Dysart home. There are people standing and sitting in the front yard, and are identified as Clyde, Dysart, Charley Dysart, Jennie Dysart, Gertrude Loter holding her son John, Carey Dysart, Hubert Dysart, and B. P. Bonnea. Notes on the back of the photograph provide additional information about the home.
Date: 1901
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Wellington School photograph]

Description: Photograph of a Wellington School group posing outdoors in front of a wooden building. There are five rows of students, ranging from small children to young adults. The small children are seated in the first two rows.
Date: 1903/1904
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum