[George A. Hill, Jr. and children with bookshelves and lamp in background]

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George A. Hill, Jr. writing with children, Joanne and Raymond, sitting on couch with bookshelves and lamp in background. Interior shot.

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Original print, black & white. 14" x 11

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Creator: Unknown. 1940~.

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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 41 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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George A. Hill, Jr. writing with children, Joanne and Raymond, sitting on couch with bookshelves and lamp in background. Interior shot.

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Original print, black & white. 14" x 11

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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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Robert Joy Collection

Considered Houston's premier portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. His subjects included lawyers, politicians, and the social elite.

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[George A. Hill, Jr. and children with bookshelves and lamp in background], photograph, 1940~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18661/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.