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Walter Heris
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Walter Heris, 1915–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32 x 22.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0344
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a rotund man in three-quarters view, facing toward his right. He is standing in front of a dark background and his hands are in the pockets of his jacket. He has a receding hairline and short, light-colored hair that is combed back neatly. He is smiling, and wearing a gray suit, white shirt, and dark, patterned tie. There is a white handkerchief tucked into a pocket on the top, left side of his jacket.