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  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Forbstein, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.4 x 20 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0266

Black-and-white portrait of a man, turned slightly toward the right side of the image. The lighting is directed at the left side of his face, with dark shadows on the right side of his face. His hair is dark, neatly combed, and parted on the left side of his head. His right hand is resting on his chin, and he is wearing round, wire-framed glasses. The man is wearing a black suit, his shoulders are not fully visible and his chest is out of focus.