Demonstration at an All-White Swimming Pool

Danny Lyon, American, born 1942


negative 1962; print 1996

Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 × 13 1/4 in. (22.9 × 33.6 cm)

Sheet: 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W '18 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, on reverse, bottom center to right, in graphite: Danny Lyon; inscribed, on reverse, lower left, in graphite: #1; Stamped, on reverse, lower right, in red ink: [in circle] Printer / C.U. (in graphite) \ BLEAK BEAUTY / 1962 (in graphite) (star) 1996 (in graphite) / Picture Date Print Date; inscribed, on reverse, upper right, in graphite: DL 0052 / ST1051

Course History

History 96.38, 20th Century US Social Movements, Julia Rabig, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Civil Rights, Photographs of the Movement for Equality in America, 1956-1968, Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts, Fall 2014.


Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2015.

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