[James McKay Lykes oval portrait, black and white]

Description:

Formal oval portrait of James McKay Lykes in his early 20's, wearing a suit and a tie.

Creator(s): Pierson, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Location(s): United States - Arkansas - Garland County - Hot Springs
Creation Date: c. 1900  
Partner(s):
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection(s):
Robert Joy Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 259
Past 30 days: 5
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1900
  • Digitized: September 22, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Arkansas - Garland County - Hot Springs
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
c. 1900  
Description:

Formal oval portrait of James McKay Lykes in his early 20's, wearing a suit and a tie.

Note:

James McKay Lykes (1880-1943), member of the legendary shipping, cattle, and agricultural Floridian family, was founder, first President, and subsequent board chairman of the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company. Lykes introduced the family’s cattle-shipping business to Texas by 1907. In 1909, he and his brother, Joseph Taliaferro Lykes, formed the predecessor to the company that would one day become the world’s largest steamship line. Incarnations of the company served as the United States shipping agents in WWI and WWII. Lykes resided in Houston, where he led an active civic and cultural life, from 1925 until his death in 1943.

Physical Description:

original print, black and white (matte); well-preserved

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Lykes, James McKay
Partner:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection:
Robert Joy Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MS39-13-001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth18697
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public