[James McKay Lykes portrait, black and white]

Description:

Formal portrait of James McKay Lykes wearing a suit and a tie, in his late 50's.

Creator(s): Blakes & Klintworth
Location(s): United States - Florida - Hillsborough County - Tampa
Creation Date: c. 1940  
Partner(s):
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection(s):
Robert Joy Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 87
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Blakes & Klintworth

Tampa, Florida

Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1940
  • Digitized: September 29, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Florida - Hillsborough County - Tampa
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
c. 1940  
Description:

Formal portrait of James McKay Lykes wearing a suit and a tie, in his late 50's.

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

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Lykes, James McKay
Partner:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection:
Robert Joy Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MS39-13-003
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth18699
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public