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Baby Rose Marie
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Baby Rose Marie, 1930
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33 x 25 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0353
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a young girl in three-quarters view with her face turned toward the viewer. Her body is facing the left side of the image and her gaze falls on the right side of the image. She is standing in front of a dark, shadowy background and touching her chin with the first two fingers of her left hand. There is a thin, metal ring on the ring finger of her left hand. She has dark, straight hair that is jaw length, and she has thick bangs which cover her forehead. She is wearing a loose, sleeveless, white silk top and she is smiling faintly.