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Marie Dressler
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Marie Dressler, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.3 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0276

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a woman who is facing the viewer, standing in front of a white, shadowed background. She is wearing a light-colored dress with floral designs and three large, black buttons in the front. She is also wearing a wide-brimmed hat made of the same fabric. Some of her short, dark hair is visible from underneath the hat, and one lock of hair is curled on her forehead. Her mouth is slightly open, as though she is speaking or singing.