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portrait of unknown girl with a cat
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown girl with a cat, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.9 x 35.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0418
Description

Black-and-white image that is slightly tipped on a diagonal, of a young girl and a black cat. The girl is in the left side of the image and she has shoulder-length, curly, light-colored hair with a white bow on top of her head. She is wearing a white, lace dress with white, lace pantalons that are slightly longer than her dress, almost knee-length. She is wearing white ankle socks and white shoes, and she is standing with her heels raised off of the ground. Her body creates a dark shadow in the left side of the image, and she is looking down at a black cat, that has a long tail that is pointed straight upward.