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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 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
Item Type: Photograph
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

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

Godey's Fashions for May 1865

Description: Print of "Godey's Fashions for May 1865." Color artwork of five women wearing dresses with very large, hoop skirts. The color on the image has faded. The background is composed of trees, sky and fountains.
Date: 1865
Creator: Godey's
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

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
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

William Jennings Bryan campaign button

Description: William Jennings Bryan for President campaign button. Round celluloid button, metal back, no pin. Image of Bryan is a head and shoulders. He wears a dark suit with bow tie and white shirt. Text on lower right reads, "WM J BRYAN FOR PRESIDENT."
Date: 1896/1908
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Closing Lines from the Novel, "Eben Holden"

Description: Document with the closing lines from the book "Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller, published in 1900. A handwritten note is at the bottom of the document with the words, "To Sam Rayburn, with deep affection--Gene Worley 10/17/49 Washington, D.C." Francis Eugene Worley was a democratic U.S. Representative from Texas who served in the House of Representatives from 1941 to 1950. Sam Rayburn "saw himself" in these closing lines from the book "Eben Holden." The text is black, printed on cream colored paper.
Date: 1941/1950
Creator: Bacheller, Irving
Item Type: Poem
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

Speech by Judge Learned Hand "Spirit of Liberty"

Description: Document with the most famous lines from Judge Learned Hand's speech from the "I Am An American Day" event which was held in New York City's Central Park on May 21, 1944. Hand spoke about the spirit of liberty and how it is found in our hearts, not in a physical location or within any documents. He became very well known for this speech and specifically this passage. The text is printed in black ink on cream colored paper. The text is framed by a thin, black decorative border.
Date: 1944/1961
Item Type: Text
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

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

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

Photo of 1960 Texas Democratic delegates in the U.S. House of Representatives, 86th Congress

Description: Photograph of the Democratic delegates from Texas in the 86th U.S. Congress. The color photograph includes the images of 23 Texas delegates. Nine of the men are seated at a dining table covered with a white tablecloth. Fourteen men stand behind those who are seated. All men wear dark suits with ties. The room includes a chandelier, ornate mirror over a fireplace and two large windows at the background with curtains. The group is comprised of the Texas U.S. Representatives from 1960, except United States Senators Lyndon Johnson and Ralph Yarborough. The men in the photograph include (seated, from left to right): 20th District, Paul J. Kilday; 11th District, W.R. Poage; 1st District, Wright Patman; Senator Lyndon B. Johnson; 4th District, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn; Senator Ralph W. Yarborough; 19th District, George H. Mahon; 8th District, Albert Thomas; and 21st District, O.C. Fisher. Men in the back row (standing, from left to right): 22nd District, Bob Casey; 14th District, John Young; 16th District, J.T. Rutherford; 2nd District, Jack Brooks; 13th District, Frank Ikards; 10th District, Homer Thornberry; 17th District, Omar Burleson; 6th District, Olin E. Teague; 9th District, Clark W. Thompson; 18th District, Walter Rogers; 7th District, John Dowdy; 15th District, Joe M. Kilgore; 12th District, James C. Wright, Jr.; and 3rd District, Linley Beckworth.
Date: 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

Painting of Sam Rayburn

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stone, E.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Print of Sam Rayburn

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.
Date: 1850/1969
Creator: Douglas Chandor
Item Type: Artwork
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 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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum