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Vera Beusford, daughter of Kitty Jordan
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Vera Beusford, daughter of Kitty Jordan, 1921
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21.4 x 20.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/8 x 7 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0465
Description

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image. She has dark, wavy, jaw-length hair that is combed away from her forehead and covers her ears. She is holding a paper, circular object over her proper right shoulder, and only her left hand is visible, in front of the paper. She is wearing a loose, white, collared shirt. Her body and the object the woman is holding create a dark shadow in the left side of the image.