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Convicts Being Transported in Wagons to Work

1968 (printed 2011)
20th century
223 x 328 mm (8.8 x 12.9 in.)

Danny Lyon, American, b. born 1942

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Series: from Conversations with the Dead
Marks: Signed in pencil on verso: “DL”; stamped in red ink on verso: “Printer / BLEAK BEAUTY / Picture Date / Print Date (in circle)”; inscribed in pencil within stamp on verso: “U” [printer initial] and [print date]; inscribed in pencil on verso: “DLTX-202”
Bibliography: Danny Lyon, Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #12205 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971), reproduced on p. 202.
Credit Line: Gift of Jamie Alter Lynton (BA Wesleyan 1981) and Michael Lynton, 2014
Accession Number: 2014.14.87

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  • convicts - Use for those serving a prison sentence following conviction for a criminal offense. For those involuntarily confined in prison or kept in custody, use "prisoners." For those confined to an institutional facility voluntarily or involuntarily, use "inmates." [January 1993 alternate term added. February 1991 descriptor added.]
  • documentary photography - Use for an approach to photography in which the subject is recorded with an emphasis on factual accuracy and with a high degree of objectivity by the photographer; often of a newsworthy event. May be intended to record, and ultimately influence, social conditions. ICPEP
  • prisons - Use for places of confinement and correction run by state or federal authorities for those adults convicted to sentences over one year for serious crimes; developed since the late 18th century and generally characterized by cell and corridor plans with separation by offense and sex, and programs of rehabilitation provided as means toward prisoner reform. Use "jails" for places for offenders sentenced either for lesser crimes or for terms up to one year.
  • Texas - TGN 7007826
  • transportation
  • wagons - Heavily constructed four-wheeled vehicles originally designed to carry bulk commodities and heavy loads, primarily in agricultural and commercial contexts, and generally characterized as boxes set on running gear; more substantial than carts; known since the 3rd millennium BCE. During the early 19th century some versions were adapted for passenger travel.

  • image Dimensions: 223 x 328 mm (8.8 x 12.9 in.)

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