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Marie Dressler
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Marie Dressler, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0352
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman facing the viewer, her gaze falling toward the left side of the image. She is wearing a light-colored, wide-brimmed hat with a dark floral pattern, and she is wearing an ankle-length dress of the same material. She is wearing dark eye makeup and she has a surprised expression on her face. She is holding a dark bag in her proper left hand.