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Ernestine Meyers
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Ernestine Meyers, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.6 x 27.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0288

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman in front of a dark background. She is wearing a beaded, bikini style top and her proper left arm is crossed in front of her chest. Her right arm is raised and bent in the background, and her head is tilted back and turned slightly toward the right side of the image. There is a cloth wrapped around her head, covering her hair, but a lock of dark hair is visible on her forehead. She is wearing dark lipstick and eye makeup.