Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo
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The Walls Is a Walled Penitentiary… (Main Entrance to the Walls)1968 (printed 2011)
252 x 250 mm (9.9 x 9.8 in.)
Danny Lyon, American, b. born 1942
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- image Dimensions: 252 x 250 mm (9.9 x 9.8 in.)
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Danny Lyon, American, b. born 1942 . The Walls Is a Walled Penitentiary… (Main Entrance to the Walls), 1968 (printed 2011). From Conversations with the Dead. Gelatin silver print. image : 252 x 250 mm (9.9 x 9.8 in.). Sheet : 354 x 277 mm (13.9 x 10.9 in.). DAC accession number 2013.23.29. Gift of Jamie Alter Lynton (BA Wesleyan 1981) and Michael Lynton, 2013. (copy photo: J. Giammatteo) .
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