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Beth Beri
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Beth Beri, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 27.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 10 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0372
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman, facing the left side of the image. The left side of the image is much darker than the right side. The woman is kneeling close to the floor and holding what appears to be a lid in her proper right hand, which she is about to place on a large, round pot in the lower left corner of the image. She is wearing a dark hat and she has dark, jaw-length hair. She is wearing a chest-length, beaded necklace and a black, strapless gown with a rope tied around her waist.