Baby Portrait (i) and Cabinet Card
Like thousands of other families in the 19th century, the Hixons took advantage of photography as an affordable way to capture images of loved ones. During his own career, Hixon contributed to the development of a new, less formal type of studio portrait that emphasized individuality and personality rather than relying on standard props or formal poses. In this photograph, the wide-eyed baby is smiling and gazing in the viewer's direction. The floral backdrop provides depth to the photograph.
This is a sepia toned photographic print of an infant.
James R. and Joyce A. Finely and Charles David and Linda Hixon
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