[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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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

Considered Houston's premiere portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. Lawyers, politicians, and the Houston social elite were among those who sat for Joy, including notable figures like President Lyndon B. Johnson and philanthropist Ima Hogg.

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  • c. 1927

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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 May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.