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Rita Gould
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Rita Gould, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 27.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 10 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0295

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a woman, facing frontally with her head turned toward the left side of the image. She is further on the right side of the image and there is a lightsource radiating from behind her head, creating a halo of light around the back of her head. She has short, straight, shiny, dark hair that is combed back flatly against her head. She is wearing a long-sleeved, black shirt and a necklace with five strings of pearls. Her left forefinger is placed on her chin, and she is wearing a large ring on the ringfinger of this hand. She is wearing many small, metal bracelets on her left wrist.