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Chic (Charles) Sale
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Chic (Charles) Sale, 1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.5 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0274
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a man dressed as a woman in full view, facing the viewer frontally, standing in front of a white background. He has a happy expression on his face, his eyes are open widely and he is smiling. His face is turned slightly to his left side and his right foot is placed slightly ahead of his left foot. He is wearing a dress of dark, wrinkled material, the skirt of which he is pulling up to show the hem of her knee-length, white knickers. He is wearing black stockings and black shoes. He has short, light-colored hair that is straight in the front and combed over his forehead, and ear-length and wavy on the sides.