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unidentified vaudeville entertainer
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • unidentified vaudeville entertainer, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 21.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0305

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a woman in frontal view. She is in front of a gray background and it appears as though there is a light source behind her head, creating a halo of light around her hair. She has short, curly, light-colored hair that covers her forehead. She has large eyes and dark lipstick painted onto the center of her mouth to give her a doll-like appearance. She is wearing a white, satin cloth that is draped around her shoulders, and which she holds closed in front of her chest with her left hand.