[James McKay Lykes oval portrait, black and white] Metadata

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  • Main Title [James McKay Lykes oval portrait, black and white]


  • Photographer: Pierson, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1900~
  • Digitized: 2006-09-22


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Formal oval portrait of James McKay Lykes in his early 20's, wearing a suit and a tie.
  • Physical Description: original print, black and white (matte); well-preserved


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Individuals
  • Keyword: Lykes, James McKay
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Arkansas - Garland County - Hot Springs
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1900~


  • Name: Robert Joy Collection
    Code: RJOY


  • Name: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Code: MFAH


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: MS39-13-001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth18697


  • Display Note: James McKay Lykes (1880-1943), member of the legendary shipping, cattle, and agricultural Floridian family, was founder, first President, and subsequent board chairman of the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company. Lykes introduced the family’s cattle-shipping business to Texas by 1907. In 1909, he and his brother, Joseph Taliaferro Lykes, formed the predecessor to the company that would one day become the world’s largest steamship line. Incarnations of the company served as the United States shipping agents in WWI and WWII. Lykes resided in Houston, where he led an active civic and cultural life, from 1925 until his death in 1943.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: MagicScan32 creationAppVersion: 4.5 creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: UMAX Powerlook 2100 XL