[Contact sheet for Lillie Abercrombie portraits]

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Contact sheet for Lillie Abercrombie portraits. Interior shot.

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Original print, black and white. 8" x 10"

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Department of Medical Photography, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital c. 1975.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston contributes photographs from the Robert Joy Collection. Joy, Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Contact sheet for Lillie Abercrombie portraits. Interior shot.

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Original print, black and white. 8" x 10"

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Lillie Abercrombie was the wife of James Smither Abercrombie, a Houston oilman and civic leader. A noted philanthropist, she is remembered particularly for her generous support of Texas Children's Hospital.

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Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy, considered Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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  • c. 1975

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Department of Medical Photography, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. [Contact sheet for Lillie Abercrombie portraits], photograph, c. 1975; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18453/: accessed December 4, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.