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Bobbie Tremain
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Bobbie Tremain, 1915–1928
  • 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
  • 1971.0335

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a female dancer in profile view, turned toward the left side of the image. She is standing in front of a dark background and her body, below her shoulders, is covered in shadows. Her head is tilted back so that she is facing the top of the image, and her arms are raised above her head, toward the top left corner of the image. She is wearing thick, black bands around each of her wrists, and a light-colored cloth over her head with dark, beaded decoration. She is wearing a striped dress, which is barely visible in the shadows.