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Sessue Hayakawa
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Sessue Hayakawa, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0319
Description
Literature

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man facing frontally, his head turned toward the right side of the image so that his face is in three-quarters view. There is a dark background behind him, and the sources of light create harsh patterns of light and shadow across his face. He has dark hair that is parted in the center and combed back neatly, and thick, dark eyebrows. He is wearing a dark suit with a white, collared shirt and a patterned tie.