Portrait of the Hixon Family (i)

Portrait of the Hixon Family (i)
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17521
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of a mother and six children.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
17 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
14 inches
Description: 

A sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of a mother and six children. 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.

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