[Lillie Abercrombie with two toddlers on lawn]

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Lillie Abercrombie kneeling on lawn behind two seated toddlers dressed in blue overcoats beside brick sidewalk. Two story house with double columns in background.

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Original print, color, 3.5" x 3.5"

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Creator: Unknown. December 1, 1960.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 143 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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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Lillie Abercrombie kneeling on lawn behind two seated toddlers dressed in blue overcoats beside brick sidewalk. Two story house with double columns in background.

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Original print, color, 3.5" x 3.5"

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

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  • December 1, 1960

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  • Oct. 5, 2006, 11:53 a.m.

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  • June 1, 2010, 5:59 p.m.

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[Lillie Abercrombie with two toddlers on lawn], photograph, December 1, 1960; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18463/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.