Knoxville, 1967

Accession Number

Knoxville, 1967

Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 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 He stopped in Knoxville, Tennessee, creating many unpublished works of the people in the town.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, one young man sits in the driver's seat, leaning back. In the foreground, another boy stands, looking to the right. He holds a small puppy close to his chest.

Physical Description
Photograph of a boy holding a puppy. He leans against a car, in which another boy sits in the driver seat, leaning back against the seat.

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Canis (genus)

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