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Portrait of Miss Hackett
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Miss Hackett, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.3 x 22.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 9 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0287
Description
Literature

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in front of a dark background.There are two squares of light in the left side of the image, and the woman is turned toward the left side of the image and seen in profile. She is wearing a dark costume of a bikini style top with beaded straps and a long, dark, beaded skirt. She is wearing long, light-colored pieces of fabric around her forearms, which fall to her ankles. There is a light-colored piece of fabric wrapped around her head and she is wearing large, beaded earrings. She is barefooted and her proper left foot is placed in front of her right foot. Both of her arms are bent and raised to chest level.