This newspaper clipping was found with the old photographs. It is not dated and does not include the name of the newspaper.
L. Vance LILLIE (1920-1993) was the son of Thelma HOLT (1901-1984) and Samuel Royalty “Roy” LILLIE (1895-1979). In his youth, he suffered from tuberculosis and had only one functioning lung. The pulmonary impairment did not keep him from becoming a successful adult. As seen in the article, in 1960 Vance LILLIE and Robert P. Cosgriff started up the Cosgriff Company, a fund-raising consultants organization. Vance was named the first member of the “$100-Million-Dollar Club” of the organization for actively participating in fundraising campaigns totaling over $100 million.
This is the only photo of Vance found in the collection. Vance (right) is being presented with the book The Illustrated Guide to the Collectibles of Coca-Cola by Cecil Munsey. The photo was taken about 1972 when the book was published.
Lynn Vance LILLIE was the last owner of this collection before it was saved from the trash. I find it quite interesting that the only photograph of him in the collection is one where he is receiving a book on collectibles!
More about this collection, how it came to be in my possession,
and links to previous posts in the series can be found here.
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