[Mary Van den Berge Hill with children, George, Raymond and Joanne]

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Mary Van den Berge Hill wearing pearls posed with children, (from left) George, Raymond and Joanne with drapery in background. Interior shot.

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Original print, sepia. 8" x 6"

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Poor, S. L. c. 1927.

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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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Mary Van den Berge Hill wearing pearls posed with children, (from left) George, Raymond and Joanne with drapery in background. Interior shot.

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Original print, sepia. 8" x 6"

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Oilman, attorney and author, George Alfred Hill, Jr. (1892-1949) married third generation Texan, Mary Van den Berge in 1916. George Hill was general counsel and president of the Houston Pipe Line Company and the Houston Oil Company as well as the vice president of the Houston Natural Gas Corporation. He was a member of the Texas State Historical Association, the San Jacinto Monument and Museum, the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Texas Folklore Society. Mary Hill was a member of the Junior League of Houston and the Roadside Council of the Texas Highway Commission. and She was also an active member of the Garden Club of Houston, serving a term as its president. The Hills had three children, George, Joanne, and Raymond.

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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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Poor, S. L. [Mary Van den Berge Hill with children, George, Raymond and Joanne], photograph, c. 1927; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18678/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.