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Cleveland Bronner
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Cleveland Bronner, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.3 x 27.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0366
Description

Black-and-white image of a man in full-length, facing the left side of the image. He is standing in front of a black background, and a spotlight highlights the upper half of his body. He is dressed in a Native American headdress, which has long feathers and falls to the floor. Both of his arms are extended away from his body, his proper right arm is extended in front, his left arm in back. He is wearing a long, beaded necklace and there is a beaded arm band wrapped around the upper part of his right arm. He is wearing a small, light-colored loin cloth and both his legs are bent as though he is dancing. He is wearing light-colored sandals.