[Formal portrait of George A. Hill, Jr.]

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Formal portrait of George A. Hill, Jr. Interior shot.

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

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Blank & Stoller, NY c. 1940.

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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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Formal portrait of George A. Hill, Jr. Interior shot.

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

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Oilman, attorney and author, George Alfred Hill, Jr. (1892-1949) held the office of the vice president of the Houston Natural Gas Corporation from 1928-1932. He also served as the general counsel and president of the Houston Pipe Line Company and the Houston Oil Company. He was a life member of the Texas State Historical Association and chairman of the board for the San Jacinto Monument and Museum. Other associations to which he belonged include the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Texas Folklore Society. Among his publications are Houston, the Capital of the Republic; The Hill Family of Fayetteville; and United States Foreign Policy and Petroleum Reserves Corporation. Hill, a native Texas and World War I veteran, was married to Mary Van den Berge Hill.

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Blank & Stoller, NY. [Formal portrait of George A. Hill, Jr.], photograph, c. 1940; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18642/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.