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Al Jolson
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Al Jolson, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0443

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man, facing the viewer frontally. There is a black background, and the man is wearing a black suit, so it appears as though the man's head and collar are floating in the center of the image. He has short, dark hair that is combed neatly and parted on the left side of his head. He has dark, shadowed eyes, and he is wearing a dark tie.