Portrait of Emma Haig Gazing Downward

Portrait of Emma Haig Gazing Downward
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17597
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A sepia toned reproduction photograph-print of Emma Haig.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Emma Haig was born Emma Haig McGowan on January 21st 1898, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Haig was a theater performer during the vaudevillian era, whose career included many notable musicals. Some of Haig’s most well-known featured parts were in the following stage performances; the musical revue “Ziegfeld Follies 1916”, the musical revue “Miss 1917”, the 1918 musical revue “Hitchy-Koo”, the 1919 musical romance “The Magic Melody”, the 1921 musical “Music Box Revue”, the 1922 musical melodrama “Our Nell”, the 1923 musical comedy “Rise of Rosie O’Reilly”, and the 1925 musical comedy “Tell Me More”. Haig passed away at a very young age, only 41, in Hollywood, California. In this portrait Haig wears an off the shoulder summer dress, with a lace patterned short sleeve top, the waist of the garment is adorned with a blossoming flower, and the skirt flows with a mesh like material. The persona captured in this photograph bespeaks an atmosphere of relaxed sanctity, as Haig cradles a black book to her chest with her left arm, and peers thoughtfully downward. Haig’s right arm, with black ribbon on her wrist, extends out and rests on her knee. Haig’s shadow is hazily cast behind her on the light backdrop. The bottom left of the photograph is signed "Hixon Studio K.C. MO."

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