Hinkle, William G. Collection


Hinkle, William G. Collection


Corrections--Pictorial Works.


This collection consists of postcards of prisons and reformatories from forty-five states. Also included are a few postcards of convict ships, torture devices and foreign prisons. These postcards have been collected by Dr. William G. Hinkle over a twenty-five year time period from various vendors. The collection also includes numerous photographs of the Indiana State Prison and the Cambria County, Pennsylvania Jail taken by Dr. Hinkle.

Most of the postcards were not dated, so dates were derived from postmarks when available. The title is the name of the institution as it appeared on the postcard and 'prison' and 'penitentiary' are sometimes used interchangeably.







Items in the Hinkle, William G. Collection Collection (100/238)

Dining Hall at Occaquan Workhouse

Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.) (1924-1958) 4 May 1929
The Chain Gang, Thomasville, Georgia

Kirkbride, Joseph John (1842-1899) ca 1890
Where Georgia Chain Gang Prisoners Sleep

Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.) (1924-1958) 31 Jan 1933
Georgia State Prison, Tattnall County

International News Photos (New York, N.Y.) (1937-1968) 25 Oct 1937
The Iron Maiden

Vermont State Prison

unknown 1907
Texas State Prison

unknown 1937
Tennessee State Prison

unknown 1923
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