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Beth Beri
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Beth Beri, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0271
Description
Literature

Black-and-white image of a woman, seen from her left side, against a white, shadowed background. The woman's left knee is raised to waist level. She is wearing no shoes, balancing on her right foot, her heel raised off the ground. She is bending back at the waist dramatically, so that her chin is pointed in the opposite direction as her left knee. Her arms are bent only at the wrists, her left arm is pointed out and slightly downward from her body, while her right arm is out and upward. She has dark hair that does not appear to be combed or pinned up, and she is wearing a strapless shirt that is light-colored with a thick, dark band of decorated material around the top. She is wearing a dark skirt that is above knee level, under a dark, sheer skirt that falls to just below her knees.