Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Self-portrait
  • Hampton F. Shirer
    1894–1977
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Self-portrait, 1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0300
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Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man facing the viewer frontally (identified as Hampton F. Shirer), his shoulders are in three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. He is seated in front of a black background and the source of light highlights from the left side of the image. The right side of the image is darkly shadowed. The man has short hair that is combed back, and a small mustache. He is wearing a large, dark fur collar that is wrapped around his shoulders. His lips are slightly parted.