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Pumpkin and Roberta

Accession Number
2013/2.345

Title
Pumpkin and Roberta

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
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 Knoxville, Tennessee, Lyon traveled to Galveston, Texas. He had not found the material he had hoped to find in Knoxville. In Galveston, he photographed people and places that were outside of mainstream America. He met seventeen year olds Roberta Henderson and Pumpkin Renee, two transgender women who identified themselves as "female impersonators, and homosexuals." In this image, the two dance in an establishment, another friend watching from a table.

Physical Description
A photograph of three women in a restaurant. On the left, a woman sits at a table with glass bottles. To the right, two women dance, each wearing patterned, high-waisted trousers.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
dance (discipline)
groups of people
sitting
transgenderism
women (female humans)

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