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Valeska Suratt
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Valeska Suratt, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.5 x 21.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.4 x 28 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0392

Black-and-white, bust-length image of a woman behind an arrangement of flowering branches with tiny white buds. The woman is in the left side of the image and is seen in three-quarters view. She has light-colored hair that is combed and pinned back neatly and she is wearing a light-colored earring and a double-stranded pearl necklace. There is a thin, white fur shawl wrapped around her shoulders and chest.