[Abe and Joe Weingarten and Mayor Joe Runnels at opening of Weingarten's 20th store]

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Abe (fourth from right) and Joe Weingarten (third from right) at opening of Weingarten's 20th store with unidentified people at ribbon cutting ceremony with City of Orange Mayor Joe Runnels cutting the ribbon. Exterior shot.

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

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Pridgen's Studio 1951.

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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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Abe (fourth from right) and Joe Weingarten (third from right) at opening of Weingarten's 20th store with unidentified people at ribbon cutting ceremony with City of Orange Mayor Joe Runnels cutting the ribbon. Exterior shot.

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

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Joseph Weingarten (1884-1967) started a chain of grocery stores, Weingarten's, with locations in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He was a director of the Burlington-Rock Island Railroad and the Ampal-American Israel Corporation; a member of the board of the National Association of Food Chains and first president of the Super Market Institute of America; a board member of the Texas Medical Center, the Medical Research Foundation of Texas, and Baylor Medical Foundation; a supporter of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and B'nai B'rith, a founder of Beth Yeshurun synagogue in Houston and established the World Institute for World Peace Foundation.

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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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  • 1951

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Pridgen's Studio. [Abe and Joe Weingarten and Mayor Joe Runnels at opening of Weingarten's 20th store], photograph, 1951; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18712/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.