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Davey Lee
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Davey Lee, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0462
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a young boy in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image. He is seated in a dark setting, on a wooden bench and in front of a tall, dark wooden radio that is in the center of the image. There is a dark, door-shaped shadow in the right side of the image. The boy is wearing a white sailor suit with a dark sash tied around the collar, and white socks and shoes. He has dark, straight, jaw-length hair and bangs that cover his forehead.