A collection of images and items associated with Gen. Sam Houston. Not all are held at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, but some are.
"Texas artist Tom Lea designed the 5-cent Houston commemorative stamp. Though he based his portrait of Houston on an 1848 lithograph by F. Davingnon, Leas depiction presented Houston as he appeared ca.1836-1838, the years during which he served as the first president of the Republic of Texas" From the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.
Sam Houston, 1875, by Thurston Donnellan. "Donnellan (1845-1908) was popular artist in Houston... As a teenager, Donnellan enlisted in the 2nd Texas Infantry during the Civil War and served as the regiment’s drummer. Because of his age, Donnellan was not permitted to cross the Mississippi River with the regiment and was reassigned for duty in Texas...Donnellan is best known for his portraits of Sam Houston."
The Executive Mansion, 1837-38. This rude cabin served as the President's Mansion in the temporary capital of Houston. The town was infamous for drunkenness, profanity, and brawling, and it is said that Sam Houston helped to set that tone! Photo held by the Texas State Library and Archives, Prints and Photographs Collection, 1/103-507-B.
"By Express To Gen. Sam Houston Wherever he may be. Send this by express day & night. J.W. Robinson Acting Gov." Letter from Governor James W. Robinson to Sam Houston, February 26, 1836, asking him to take control of the chaos in the Texas Army. Part of the Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #262, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Frontispiece print from William H. Huddle's painting, ''The Surrender of Santa Anna,'' in L. E. Daniell's book, Personnel of the Texas state government: with sketches of representative men of Texas. Held by Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library.