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Cleveland Bronner
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Cleveland Bronner, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 23.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 9 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0403
Description

Black-and-white image of a male dancer in full-length. He is standing in front of a black background, and facing the viewer in three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. He is wearing a large, feather headdress with light-colored feathers, some of which fall down his chest and in front of his body, to the top of his proper right leg. His arms are raised above his head and he is standing on his right leg with his heel raised off of the floor, and his left leg is raised and bent at the knee. He is wearing no clothing, covered only by the feathers of the headdress, and he is wearing strands of beads around his feet and arms.