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Walter Hampden
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Walter Hampden, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.3 x 27.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 10 15/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0379
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view, his face turned toward the viewer. The source of light highlights his face from the left side of the image. He is wearing a chain mail armor costume, which covers his head, arms, and chest. His arms are crossed in front of his chest and he is wearing large, metal cuffs around his wrists. He has large eyes and a beard and mustache.