Sam Rayburn House Museum - Browse


[Portrait of Little Girl and Little Boy]

Description: Portrait of a young girl wearing a dress and smiling while sitting on a chair covered in a blanket. A young boy stands next to the chair frowning, wearing a white shirt with a bow tie, shorts, knee socks, and shoes. The photo is on a brown mat with the name of the studio printed on it, "A. A. Huckaba, Pecan Gap, Texas."
Date: 1920~
Creator: Huckaba, A. A.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Unknown Little Girl]

Description: Portrait of a little girl with short hair in a white dress spreading her skirt and smiling. She is also wearing white shoes and white socks with bows. The photograph is on a brown mat with the photographer's name printed on it, "A. A. Huckaba, Pecan Gap, Texas."
Date: 1920~
Creator: Huckaba, A. A.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Man]

Description: Portrait of an older man, possibly Sam Rayburn's maternal grandfather, John Waller.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hurd & Delany
Item Type: Photograph

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

[Postcard of Churchill's in New York City]

Description: Postcard of a busy dining room and balcony in a restaurant. Text on the front of the postcard names the place as "Churchill's" on Broadway and Forty-Ninth streets in New York. A short handwritten message on the back of the postcard sends greetings from M. J. Mayo to Lou Rayburn.
Date: October 8, 1913
Creator: Mayo, M. J.
Item Type: Postcard

Painting of Robert E. Lee

Description: Watercolor painting of Robert E. Lee, in profile, on a board. It is signed on the bottom by the artist.
Date: unknown
Creator: McDonald, Sarah Inglish
Item Type: Artwork

[Postcard of Pueblo Gold and Country Club]

Description: Postcard of the Pueblo Golf and Country Club in Pueblo, Colorado. A printed note below the picture says "Pueblo, a Thriving City With a Lasting Prosperity." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard, addressed to Mrs. Edward Bartley and Miss Lou Rayburn says, "I met Mr. and Mrs. Chapman at a big party given in their honor. They asked to be remembered to you. I have had so many lonely mt. trips - it is beautiful here and so cool. Lois Meade."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Meade, Lois
Item Type: Postcard

Photo of Sam Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn. A formal black and white portrait of Rayburn. Rayburn wears a dark, three piece suit with a white, button-down shirt and a dark colored tie. He sits at a desk which contains papers, pen stand and pens and an ashtray. Rayburn has his left elbow propped up on the desk, the other arm is at his side.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Modell
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson]

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".
Date: unknown
Creator: Moss Photo
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Group of Men]

Description: Portrait of six men, with three sitting in chairs and the rest standing behind them in front of a painted backdrop. On the back side of the photo is an illustration and advertisement for the photography studio that says, "Instantaneous portraits of children, a successful specialty. Paul H. Naschke, Art Studio, 420 22nd Street Galveston, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time."
Date: unknown
Creator: Naschke, Paul H.
Item Type: Photograph

Watercolor Painting of an Oceanside scene

Description: Watercolor painting of an oceanside beach scene. Painting depicts a sandy dirt path or roadway leading to/from a body of water. Sandy grassy hills on either side of path with a small bush/tree on the right side. Water in background, sky above. In the lower right corner, the artist has signed the painting, "Nellie Bossey McCurdy 1903."
Date: 1903
Creator: Nellie Bossey McCurdy
Item Type: Artwork

Waller Family Coat of Arms

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Odine Mhoon
Item Type: Artwork

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

[Postcard of Madison Square Buildings]

Description: Postcard of the Metropolitan Life and Flat Iron buildings in Madison Square, New York City. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard offers congratulations to Edward Bartley. The card is addressed to Mrs. S. Bartley from J. N. M. Rayburn.
Date: October 10, 1913
Creator: Rayburn, J. N. M.
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Girl Diving]

Description: Postcard of a girl in a yellow dress diving into water. Text on the front of the postcard says: "Down she goes, Galveston Texas." Handwritten message on the back of the postcard expresses Sam Rayburn's desire for Lou Rayburn to be with him on his trip.
Date: February 23, 1909
Creator: Rayburn, Sam
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of North Texas Hospital for Insane]

Description: Postcard of the main entrance of the North Texas Hospital for the Insane in Terrell, Texas. Handwritten message on the front of the postcard from Tom Rayburn to Lou Rayburn expresses his desire for her to see the buildings.
Date: June 1907
Creator: Rayburn, Tom
Item Type: Postcard