Portrait of Nan Halperin
Nan Halperin appeared on the vaudeville stage at the age of fifteen performing impersonations and comedic musical numbers. Over the course of her career, she became known as America’s “Famous Satirist” for her impersonations of the life stages of ordinary American women as well as the "Wonder Girl" because of how fast she was able to change costumes while doing these impersonations. This full-length photograph pictures Halperin dipping a toe into a fictitious water stream that fades into an atmospheric, windswept background created by Hixon's photo manipulations. She hikes her dress to reveal ruffled bloomers while looking back at the camera with an amused smile. She wears a comically large bow atop her head, likely impersonating a young child.