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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, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.2 x 28 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0400
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a woman in profile view, facing the left side of the image. She is standing in front of a dark background and wearing a black and white hat with vertical stripes, and a black coat with thick, white fur trim. She is wearing a white shirt and black pants, and a metal ring and bracelet on her proper left hand, which is placed on her hip. She has short, dark hair, of which the ends are barely visible from underneath her hat.