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portrait of unknown male
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown male, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33 x 25.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0471

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a man in profile view, facing the right side of the image. He is holding a bow and arrow, and he is leaning back, pulling on the bow string, and pointing the arrow toward the top of the image. He is wearing a black and white, feather headdress, and a small, white loincloth. His proper right foot is slightly ahead of his left foot, and he is standing with his heels raised off of the ground.