Funny Sonny packing with Zipco, MilwaukeeArtist(s)Danny LyonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1966; printed 2008Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)Subject matterThe Bikeriders
began in 1963 when Danny Lyon attended a motorcycle rally in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He captured a group of bikers on Route 12 and at the rally, quickly showing them to Hugh Edwards. Edwards encouraged his work, and Lyon continued to take photographs of the bikers. Lyon became part of the Chicago Outlaws, documenting them over the next four years. In 1968, The Bikeriders
was published for the first time, becoming the second publication to use text transcribed from tape recordings. Many of the images were originally shot in color, printed in black and white for the publication, and since re-printed almost exclusively in black and white.Physical Description
A photograph of two men riding on a motorcycle. The man in the back seat looks back at the camera, holding out his hand and smiling. The other man wears a helmet with a large spike and looks toward the beach scene that unfolds before him.Primary Object Classification Photograph Primary Object Typeblack and white printCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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helmets (protective wear)