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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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn

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.
Date: 1950/1961
Creator: Wichita Falls Times and Record News, Photographer Jim Cochran
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn, 1911

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. Photo taken in 1911 when Sam Rayburn was age 29. At the time, he was serving as the Speaker in the Texas House of Representatives. The portrait is a head and shoulders photo of Rayburn. He wears a dark, suit jacket, white button-down shirt and dark-colored bow tie. The photo is black and white. Text on reverse of print reads, "Sam Rayburn age 29 when Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Please return to Sam Rayburn, Bonham, Texas."
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn and Another Man Riding Horseback in a Parade

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn and another man riding horseback in a parade. Sam Rayburn, at right, rides a palomino-colored horse. He wears cowboy boots, khaki pants, a white button-down shirt, a tie and a cowboy hat. The other man, on the left rides a dark bay colored horse. He also wears trousers, a white button-down shirt, a tie and a cowboy hat. The men are riding down a paved street with buildings, curb, signs, parking meter, fire hydrant and people in background. The horses appear to be stepping over tracks, possibly for a streetcar.
Date: 1930/1961
Creator: Paul D. Cravens
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn and Group on Horseback

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn and a group of you people on horseback. The photo appears to be colorized. This is likely a photogaph of Sam Rayburn with the Bonham Quadrille, a Bonham, Texas riding club. Sam Rayburn rides a dark bay colored horse. He is at the center, right. To the left are two mounted young men wearing pink/red shirts and holding American flags. The group behind all sit atop horses. The group is divided into pairs, with each pair wearing similar clothing in colors of green, white, red, gold and blue. They all wear cowboy hats, chaps and boots. Sam Rayburn is wearing khaki pants, white button-down shirt, dark tie, and straw hat with black hatband.
Date: 1930/1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn and his sisters, Katherine (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel (Rayburn) Bartley

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn and two sisters; Katherine [Kate] (Rayburn) Thomas and Medibel [Meddie](Rayburn) Bartley. The women are on the left wearing dark dresses with brooches. Sam Rayburn is wearing a dark suit and tie. They are standing outside Sam Rayburn's home, near the screened porch on the south side of the home.
Date: February 2, 1957
Creator: Eastman Kodak Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn Eating Breakfast

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.
Date: 1934-1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn With Four Siblings

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.
Date: October 9, 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn with two women

Description: Color photograph of Sam Rayburn standing with two women. The girls are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Parker who owned a grocery store near Mr. Rayburn's ranch near Ivanhoe, Texas which he often visited. Sam Rayburn stands in the front yard of his home with a young woman an either side of him. They are standing to the far left in the photograph. The women both wear light-colored, calf-length, sleeveless dresses. Both have dark, short hair. Sam Rayburn wears a white button-down shirt, dark tie and slacks. The background of photo shows the lawn of the Rayburn's front yard and paving stone walkway leading from the front porch. There are trees and bushes in the background along with a green field in the distance.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Sam Rayburn's Grandparents' Home in Tennessee

Description: Photograph of the Waller (Sam Rayburn's grandparents)home in Roane County, Tennessee. Prior to moving to Texas in 1887, Sam Rayburn's parents, William and Martha, along with their children lived with Martha Waller's parents in this house. The wooden house has a large front porch and a brick chimney. Two large trees are visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Senator Clarence Dill, President Franklin Roosevelt and Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Senator Clarence Dill of Washington, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sam Rayburn. Roosevelt is seated at his desk with Dill on the left and Rayburn on the right. The two men watch as Roosevelt signs the Emergency Railroad Act of 1933. Dill and Roosevelt wear gray colored suits. Rayburn wears a dark colored suit. All men are wearing white button-down shirts with ties. The desk at which Roosevelt sits is covered with papers, pens, pen stand, ashtray and telephones.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of the Texas Delegates during the 86th Congress--Second Session, 1960

Description: Color photograph of the Texas delegates in the 86th U.S. Congress during the second session in 1960. The photograph is of 23 men. One row of men is seated at a long, rectangular table, covered in a white tablecloth and set with plates and three flower arrangements. The second row of men stands behind those seated. The room in the background is rather opulent, with red draperies over the windows, a large, crystal chandelier and a gilt framed mirror. Caption that accompanied photo names all those in the photo and their home districts. The caption reads, "TEXAS DELEGATION - DEMOCRATS - 1960 EIGHTY-SIXTH UNITED STATES CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION WASHINGTON, D.C.--(All Representatives from Districts indicated except United States Senators Johnson and Yarborough.) Front row(left to right): 20th Dist., Paul J. Kilday; 11th Dist., W.R. Poage; 1sth Dist., Wright Patman; Senator Lyndon B. Johnson; 4th Dist., Speaker of House Sam Rayburn; Senator Ralph W. Yarborough; 19th Dist., George H. Mahon; 8th Dist., Albert Thomas; and 21st Dist., O.C. Fisher. Back row (left to right): 22nd Dist., Bob Casey; 14th Dist., John Young; 16th Dist., J.T. Rutherford; 2nd Dist., Jack Brooks; 13th Dist., Frank Ikard; 10th Dist., Homer Thornberry, 17th Dist., Omar Burleson; 6th Dist., Olin E. Teague; 9th Dist., CLark W. Thompson; 18th Dist., Walter Rogers; 7th Dist., John Dowdy; 15th Dist., Joe M. Kilgore; 12th Dist., James C. Wright, Jr.: and 3rd Dist., Lindley Beckworth."
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of the Texas Delegation during the 80th U.S. Congress, 1947-1949

Description: Photograph of the Texas Delegation to the 80th U.S. Congress, 1947-1949. Three rows of men, all wearing dark suits with ties. Texas state flag hangs in background. Front row, left to right: Wright Patman, J.M. Combs, L. Beckley, Sam Rayburn, J.F. Wilson, Olin Teague, T. Pickett. Second row, left to right: A. Thomas, C. Thompson, L. Johnson, R. Poage, W. Lucas, E. Gossett, J. Lyle, Jr. Third row, left to right: K. Regan, O. Burleson, F. Ikard, G. Mahon, P. Kilday, and C. Fisher.
Date: 1947-1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of William Marion Rayburn

Description: Portrait of William Marion Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's father. He is seated facing the camera wearing a dark suit and hat. It is matted on a light board.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edmonston
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

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?"
Date: unknown
Creator: Ridings, Grace Dupree
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and FDR

Description: Political cartoon drawing by C.K. Berryman, featuring Uncle Sam, Sam Rayburn and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as the central character. He is holding columns marked "HOUSING" and "BILL" in his left and right arms respectively. He appears to be shaking them and the columns are both broken and surrounded by other broken columns. A hat near his feet reads, "HOUSE." Sam Rayburn stands before President Roosevelt in the lower left corner. Sam Rayburn says, "I'M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. BUT THE FELLOW REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HIS OWN STRENGTH." The cartoon is a commentary on the House voting down Roosevelt's proposed $800 million Housing Bill which would have provided funding to the impoverished people in the U.S. This was just one of many bills proposed by FDR that was voted down by Congress. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "DEAR SAM RAYBURN--MY HAT'S OFF TO A FELLOW WHO KNOWS! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, AUG., 1939"
Date: August 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and John Nance Garner

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn shaking hands with Vice President John Nance Garner. A political cartoon by C.K. Berryman depicting caricatures of Sam Rayburn, dressed as a cowboy holding onto the reins of a donkey noted to be "HOUSE MAJORITY." Rayburn is shaking hands with Garner. Garner says, "NOW RIDE HIM COWBOY!" This is a commentary on Rayburn's election to Majority Leader. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner with the words, "TO MY GOOD OLD TEXAN FRIEND SAM RAYBURN WHO WAS 'BORN TO LEAD' WITH HEARTY ASSURANCE THAT I'LL BE ON THE CHEERLINE! LET'ER GO!!! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, JAN. 5, 1937"
Date: January 5, 1937
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by C.K. Berryman

Description: Drawing by political cartoonist, C.K. Berryman. Done in black ink. The drawing shows caricatures of Sam Rayburn speaking to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rayburn is sweating profusely as he appears to say, "Everything is harmonious, Mr. President!" Roosevelt is seated at a desk looking at Rayburn. Roosevelt says, "You may think its harmony but sounds awful sour to me!" The dome of the U.S. Capitol stands in the background. Angry words can be seen around the capitol as if those inside are yelling. Words such as "Boo!" "Blah!" and "Throw him out!" can be seen. The cartoon is a commentary on the difficulty Rayburn had in organizing the Democratic party due to differing viewpoints from the various congressmen. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "TO MY GOOD FRIEND RAYBURN WHO NEVER SAYS DIE! C.K. BERRYMAN EVENING STAR, JULY 30, 1939"
Date: July 30, 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by Clifford Berryman

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn and others. A political cartoon featuring Senate Minority Leader Charles McNary, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, House Speaker William Bankhead, Vice President John Garner, House Minority Leader Joseph Martin and House Majority Leader Sam Rayburn. The men all hold dress suits (tuxedos) on hangers along with formal hats. They stand at a store with a sign outside that reads, "SECOND HAND TOGS TAKEN HERE--FAIR PRICES OFFERED!" The men (specifically John Nance Garner) says to the store attendent, " WHAT'LL YOU GIVE US? WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK!" This cartoon is a commentary on the visit of the King of England, George VI and his wife Elizabeth to the United States in 1939. The congressional delegation selected to honor the royals consisted of those seen in the cartoon.
Date: 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Portrait of Abner Rayburn

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Print by August Hutaf, "Hold Still!"

Description: Print by August Hutaf of a drawing titled "Hold Still!" In this image, a little girl is buttoning the bloomers of an even smaller child holding a candy cane. Underneath the image is the title and copyright information as well as two safety pins. It is signed in the upper right corner.
Date: 1908
Creator: Hutaf, August
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Print by Walter Ernest Webster

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.
Date: 1878/1959
Creator: Webster, Walter Ernest
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum