[Dr. W. V. Houston and Lamar Fleming Jr. at Rice University]

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Dr. W. V. Houston (president of Rice University 1946-61) and Lamar Fleming Jr. walking along a path on Rice University campus. Exterior shot.

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Original print, sepia. 4.25" x 6.25". Feathered edges.

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Creator: Unknown. March 3, 1946.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Robert Joy 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 257 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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Dr. W. V. Houston (president of Rice University 1946-61) and Lamar Fleming Jr. walking along a path on Rice University campus. Exterior shot.

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Original print, sepia. 4.25" x 6.25". Feathered edges.

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Lamar Fleming, Jr. (1892-1964) joined the Anderson, Clayton and Company cotton merchandiser in 1911. He was president from 1939 to 1953 and chairman of the board from 1953 to 1960. He served on the boards of the University of Houston, Rice University, the Kinkaid School, Texas Children's Hospital, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Baylor University Medical Foundation. He was also vice chairman of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Commission on Foreign Economic Policy.

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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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  • March 3, 1946

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[Dr. W. V. Houston and Lamar Fleming Jr. at Rice University], photograph, March 3, 1946; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18594/: accessed July 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.