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Cleveland Bronner
  • Orval Hixon
    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: 25.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/16 x 8 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0404

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a male dancer in profile, facing the left side of the image. He is kneeling on his proper right leg, and his left leg is bent and his knee raised off of the floor. His right arm is extended in front of his body and his left arm is drawn back, his hand at waist-level. He is wearing a light-colored, feather headdress that is very long, falling down his back to the floor. His head is tipped down so that he is facing the floor. He is wearing only some beaded, decorative bands around his arms and ankles, a beaded necklace, and a light-colored loincloth.