Thanks to your advocacy efforts on our behalf, we're happy to report that the recently passed Omnibus Spending Bill includes a very small increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities! While our work is not over with regards to the upcoming 2018 budget to be passed in the fall, the Omnibus Spending Bill represents an endorsement of the important work that the humanities do for our communities. These funds will continue to support our work of providing free access to authoritative content about Virginia's history and culture.
This oil portrait of Harry F. Byrd Sr. is by artist and painting conservator Helen Schuyler Bailey. It was probably made in the 1980s. The work is based on an earlier pastel by Louis Lupas that was created between 1950 and 1960.
Original Author: Helen Schuyler Bailey, after original pastel by Louis Lupas
Created: Probably 1980s after ca. 1950–1960 pastel