Don's 1953 Ford

Accession Number

Don's 1953 Ford

Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Subject matter
After The Bikeriders series, Lyon decided to go South in search of a new project. He stopped in Knoxville, Tennessee, creating many unpublished works of the people in the town. Many of these images include young men and boys working on automobiles, or relaxing with friends in cars. In this image four young men lounge in a 1953 Ford, which Lyon recalls finding broken down on the side of the road. After helping the owner, Lyon took a series of photographs of him and his friends. 

Physical Description
A photograph of four young men sitting in a car. A young child runs past the car in the foreground, blurred from motion.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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children (people by age group)
shirts (main garments)

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