Baby Portrait (ii)

Baby Portrait (i) and Cabinet Card
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17647
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
A sepia toned reproduction photograph print of a baby.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
14 1/2 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
17 inches
Description: 

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.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes