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portrait of unknown male
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown male, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 26.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0370
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view, in front of a dark background. The front of his lower chest and his proper right arm are covered in a shadow, and he is wearing a light-colred, wide-brimmed hat with a ribbon wrapped around the hat, just above the brim. There is a cigarette hanging out of the right side of his mouth and his eyes are darkly shadowed. He is wearing a dark and light-colored, vertically striped shawl, wrapped around his shoulders.