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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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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]
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

Print of Woman

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Wiley
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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 State Historical Site

"Time You Were Home, Papa" Print

Description: Color print depicting a small child, standing on a chair speaking into a phone saying, "HELLO PAPA!" The tagline at the middle of the print reads, "TIME YOU WERE HOME, PAPA." A clock at the top of the print shows that the time is 12:47. The child wears only a cloth diaper and one shoe. He stands on a chair that is pulled up next to a table. The child speaks into a old, candlestick early model phone. The child's clothing or pajamas hang off one corner of the chair he is standing upon. The chair's seat and the top of the table are both green. There are are several books next to the phone on the table.
Date: 1906
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

Portrait of Gudrun

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of a young woman named Gudrun, who is wearing a checkered, sleeveless blouse with a sheer collar and a string of pearls. A hand-written inscription reads "With Love, Gudrun".
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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 State Historical Site

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[Portrait of Two Infant Children]

Description: Photograph of two young, unidentified children in front of a blank, light-colored backdrop. The child on the left - a girl with a long, light-colored gown and boots - stands on an elaborate wicker chair with an ornate back. The child on the right - a boy with dark-colored pants, jacket, and bow tie - is standing on a high pile shag carpet. Photograph has been glued on a mat with an embossed design around the edge.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang School. The large, two-story wood frame building is whitewashed and features rectangular windows, a chimney, and shingled roof. Several children are standing outside of the schoolhouse.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Family Portrait

Description: Copy negative of a family portrait. Two rows of elderly people sit and stand outside of a wooden structure. The men are wearing collared shirts, ties, and slacks, while the women are wearing calf-length collared dresses.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School 1927

Description: Copy negative of ninth and tenth grade students at the Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. The students are grouped in three rows in front of the school house. Two boys in the center of the group hold a sign reading "Danevang High, Feb. 8 1927, Miss. Jones." All of the boys are wearing long-sleeve collared shirts. The girls are wearing dresses and have bobbed haircuts.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of an Olson Family Member]

Description: Studio photograph of an unidentified woman in a staged indoor setting. She is sitting in a wooden chair with curving armrests. Her hair is parted down the middle and she wears a long-sleeve, conservative dress that appears to have some kind of smocking embroidery on the bodice. The oval photograph has been pasted on a rectangular paper that was printed with a decorative border for the image to fit into. The paper is aged, torn, and slightly chipped.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of a Group of Men and Women]

Description: Photograph of a group of five men and six women standing outside in front of large shrubbery and trees. The men are dressed formally in suits. The three women standing far left are wearing dropped-waist dresses and light-colored pantyhose. The two women standing far right are dressed in black dresses, with a third woman standing behind them whose apparel cannot be determined. There is pavement in the foreground of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

"Good Night Columbine" print by Walter Ernest Webster

Description: Print of a scene from the 1892 opera by Ruggero Leoncacallo, Pagliacci. The print shows a woman wearing the clothes of a ballerina, sleeping on a couch. A man dressed as a clown bends down over her as if to give her a kiss. He is holding back curtains with his left hand. The woman has short, blonde hair and wears a white, tutu style dress. The couch she lays upon is blue. The mime's clothing is multicolored, he wears a black hat. Most of his face cannot be seen. A tall, french door can be seen behind them along with a curtain.
Date: 1927
Creator: Webster, Walter Ernest
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

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 State Historical Site

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 State Historical Site

"In the Matter of Friendship" poem by Harry B. Hawes

Description: Print of a poem by Harry B. Hawes. Poem title: "In the Matter of Friendship." Printed on ivory colored paper in black ink. A facsimile of Hawe's signature is at the lower right of the printed poem. Hawes was a democrat from Missouri who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1921-1926. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1926-1933.
Date: 1869/1947
Creator: Harry B. Hawes
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site
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