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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0473

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman whose body is turned toward the viewer, her head is turned so that she is facing the left side of the image. She is wearing a thick, light-colored scarf as a headband, and she has short, dark, curly hair. She is holding a large, light-colored, ostrich feather fan over hear proper right shoulder, and her left hand is on her hip. She is wearing a long-sleeved, black satin jacket over a mid-thigh length, black dress with a fluffy, layered skirt. There are sequins covering the border of the jacket and the skirt. SHe is wearing black stockings and black shoes.