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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
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

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
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
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
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

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

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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Print of Snowy Mountain and Creek Scene

Description: Color print of a snowy mountain scene. A creek runs through the middle of the print. The water in the creek is very clear. Leafless trees can be seen on either side of the creek. A wood fence can be seen on the left side of the image. Cloudy sky above and in background.
Date: 1850/1969
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

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
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Nativity scene print

Description: Color print of Christian nativity scene. Mary with baby Jesus in manger at center. Three kings with gifts are on the left side. A shepherd with animals is on the right. A bright star shines above Mary. The piece appears to have been clipped from a magazine. The advertising on the back of this image is for Elgin watches, dated 1922.
Date: 1920/1930
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

"Good Night Columbine" print by Walter Ernest Webster

Description: Print of a woman wearing the clothes of a ballerina, sleeping on a couch. A man or mime (clown/jester) bends down over her as if to give her a kiss. 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 Museum