[Abe Weingarten serves Mayor Plummer and Joe coffee from Weingarten's counter]

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Abe Weingarten ( left) serves Otto Plummer, mayor of Beaumont, Texas, (third from left) and Joe Weingarten (second from left) and unidentified man coffee from Weingarten's counter. Unidentified men with hats in background; Weingarten's menu displayed on the counter.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1951.

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

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Abe Weingarten ( left) serves Otto Plummer, mayor of Beaumont, Texas, (third from left) and Joe Weingarten (second from left) and unidentified man coffee from Weingarten's counter. Unidentified men with hats in background; Weingarten's menu displayed on the counter.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Notes

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

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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  • 1951

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[Abe Weingarten serves Mayor Plummer and Joe coffee from Weingarten's counter], photograph, 1951; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18716/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.