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Eddie Rickenbacker, American Ace, World War I
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Eddie Rickenbacker, American Ace, World War I, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28 x 22.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0440
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. His body is on the left side of the image, and he is leaning forward slightly. The left side of his face is darkly shadowed, and he is wearing a black, wide-brimmed hat. He has short, neatly combed, dark hair, which is partly visible from underneath his hat. He is wearing a black suit, white shirt, and dark tie.