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Nan Halperin
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Nan Halperin, 1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 20.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0357
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, facing the right side of the image. She is standing in front of a dark table, upon which there are several children's books. She is holding a baby doll in her proper right arm and her left forefinger is in her mouth. Her eyes are open widely and she is wearing a large, white bow in her hair, on top of her head. She has short, dark, curly hair and she is wearing a large, white, lace collar, a dark jumper, and white ankle socks with dark shoes.