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Marie Dressler
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Marie Dressler, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.3 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.3 x 28 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0407
Description

Black-and-white image of a woman in full-length, three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. She is standing in front of a white background, and her body projects a light shadow onto the right side of the image. She is wearing a dark, wide-brimmed hat and a dark curl of hair is visible on her forehead. She is smiling and wearing dark eye makeup. Her proper left hand is raised to her mouth, and she is holding a dark bag in her right hand. She is wearing a light-colored, ankle-length dress with a dark floral pattern and dark, shiny shoes.