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Al Jolson
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    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: 27.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0448
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view. His body is in the right side of the image and he is leaning forward slightly. A lightsource hits the right side of his face, creating a glow. He has short, dark hair that is combed neatly and parted on the left side of his head. He is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie.