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Duncan Sisters
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Duncan Sisters, 1926
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.6 x 21.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 7/8 x 8 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.5 x 28.1 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 11 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0485
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

A portrait of two female sitters, identified as the Duncan Sisters. They are positioned in a three-quarter stance side-by-side, with the sister on the left in front of the other. The face of the sister on the left is in full view, while her gaze looks to the right. The face of the sister on the right is in three-quarter view, while she looks towards the left. The sister on the right wears a patterned outfit and a hat. Her hat does not appear to have a brim. The sister on the left wears a non-patterned outfit with a scarf around her neck. She also wears a hat with a brim.