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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: 30.5 x 22.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0421
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a male dancer in profile, in front of a black background. He is facing the left side of the image and standing with his heels raised slightly off of the ground, his arms are stretched above his head, and his head is tilted back slightly so that he is looking toward the top of the image. He is wearing a long, light-colored, feather headdress that falls down his back to the floor, and a light-colored loincloth. There are thick, beaded bands wrapped around his arm, just above his elbow, and several thin beaded decorations around his ankles.