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Portrait of Sessue Hayakawa
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Sessue Hayakawa, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0459

Black-and-white, knee-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view. There is a large, bright lightsource from the right side of the image, which creates a shadow behind the man. He has short, straight, dark hair and his arms are crossed in front of his chest. There is a football helmet hung over his proper left forearm. He is wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt and black pants.