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portrait of unknown male
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    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: 31 x 24 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0474
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a man in profile. His body is in three-quarters view, and he is facing the right side of the image. His face and body create a dark shadow against the light background, and he is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie with a white shirt. He has short, dark hair that is neatly combed, and he is holding a cigarette in his proper left hand.