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Portrait of Sammy Baird
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Sammy Baird, 1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.3 x 21.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0290
Description
Literature

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a female dancer in profile. She is standing on her proper left foot, her right foot is raised off the ground. She is leaning back very far and her face is surrounded by a circle of light. There is a patch of light in the center right side of the image and the rest of the background is very dark. There is a dark piece of material covering her head and the side of her face and she is wearing a sheer, knee-length skirt.