Robert Yarnall Richie (1908–1984) was an American photographer who worked as a freelance commercial and industrial photographer, in Texas and worldwide. Richie’s work is significant for its artistic qualities as well as documentary information.
Inside of the Theodore Newton Law residence in Houston, Texas, October-November 1965 taken by Robert Yarnall Richie
Richie had work published in the magazines Fortune, Time, Life, Scientific American, and National Geographic, and in other publications. He also contributed photos to annual reports for Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, U.S. Steel, Gulf Oil, and Phelps Dodge.
Richie was an avid pilot, and his life work includes thousands of aerial photographs taken worldwide, as well as many photos of aircraft and other aviation-related subjects. Many of his photos are collected in the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection, held by the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University.
The SMU archive contains corporate and industrial photographs made by Richie from 1932–1975, some of them are fascinating color photos that he captured the residence of Theodore Newton Law, a leader in the Texas Republican Party, in Houston, Texas, October-November 1965.