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Nan Halperin
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Nan Halperin, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0297

Black-and-white, knee-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view. She is standing in front of a black background and in front of a square, inside of which there appear to be clouds and sky. Her face is turned toward the left side of the image, and she is wearing a vertically striped hat with beaded decorations on the front. She has short, dark, wavy hair that appears from underneath the hat. She is wearing dark eye makeup and lipstick, and she is wearing a black coat with white fur trim around the edges. She is holding a dark handbag in her proper right hand and her proper left hand is place on her hip.