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Eugene Howard Passing Show
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Eugene Howard Passing Show, 1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 28.1 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 1/16 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0482

A man holds the reigns of his horse as he pats its mane. The man wears a flat cap hat, a wide collared shirt, and a checkered-dress jacket. The collar of his shirt covers the top part of his lapel. He has a disheveled handkerchief in his top coat pocket. He holds the reigns in his proper left hand while he pets the horse's mane with his right. The horse has a star and stripe marking on its face.