Baby Portrait (ii)
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 featured baby is smiling wide-eyed against a floral backdrop.
Storage Room 303
A sepia toned photograph of a baby.
14 1/2 inches
James R. and Joyce A. Finley and Charles David and Linda Hixon.
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