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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.2 x 17.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0378
Description

Black-and-white image of a woman in full-length, her face seen in profile, looking toward the left side of the image. She is wearing a sequined, bra style top and matching, mid-thigh-length shorts. She is holding a large, straw, circular object above her head with both of her hands. She has dark, straight hair that is combed neatly and tied back. She is wearing a large, thin hoop earring. Her feet are bare and it appears as though she is standing on sand. She is standing in front of a dark, blurry background.