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Portrait of Walter Hampden
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Walter Hampden, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28.6 x 22.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0251
Description
Literature

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image. He is wearing a dark, striped piece of fabric wrapped around his head and falling down to his shoulders. It appears as though his face has been darkened with makeup, and the lightsource comes from the left side of the image. He is wearing large, metal hoop earrings and a patterned shirt.