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Bobbie Tremain
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Bobbie Tremain, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.6 x 22.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/16 x 9 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
  • 1971.0486
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

A full-length portrait of Bobbie Tremain. Placed in front of a dark background, Tremain's skin illuminates the image. Her body occupies the left side of the image. She wears a full-length, straight neckline dress with a long train. The pattern of the dress consists of vertical stripes and a floral design. She wears a headscarf. Her head is raised as she looks upwards. Her arms stretch behind her towards the right. Her wrists are cuffed and chained together.