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Ernestine Meyers
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Ernestine Meyers, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 x 30 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/16 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0316

Black-and-white portrait of a woman in profile view, turned toward the left side of the image. She is in front of a black background, and her right forearm is placed on a flat surface just in front of her chest. The source of light highlights the woman's face, shoulder, and arm from the left side of the image. She is wearing a broad-brimmed, black hat, a light-colored, short-sleeved shirt, and a large, metal hoop earring on her left ear. She is wearing dark eye makeup and holding a cigarette in her right hand.