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Portrait of Hixon Family (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, focus is placed on a matriarchal figure surrounded by six children, three girls to the left and three boys to the right. Each figure is poised in a dignified stance, in formal attire and solemn expressions.
Storage Room 303
This is a sepia-toned photograph of a mother and six children.
16 1/2 inches
James R. and Joyce A. Finley and Charles David and Linda Hixon
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