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Flying Alcova
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Flying Alcova, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0272

Black-and-white image of a dancer performing a leap. The background appears to be an outdoor scene, with a large patch of light in the left side of the image. The dancer is wearing a shiny, sleeveless costume with a short skirt that is made of several layers of material. She is wearing satin ballet shoes. Her head is tilted back, her arms are stretched out from her body, and one of her legs is stretched out behind her body while her other leg is bent underneath her.