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Unidentified Vaudeville Dancer
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Unidentified Vaudeville Dancer, 1921
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31.9 x 24.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0291

Black-and-white, full-length image of a female dancer in profile. She is standing in front of a black background, and the image is highly shadowed. Her proper left hand is on her hip and her right arm is outstretched in front of her body and bent at the wrist. She has short, dark hair that covers the side of her face. She is wearing a dark top that is wrapped around her chest and there is a sheer, dark piece of fabric draped over her left arm. She is wearing a black skirt or pants which blend into the background, and she is wearing no shoes and her heels are raised off the floor.