Correctional Photograph Archives

Title

Correctional Photograph Archives

Description

The photographic collection is rich in its depiction of early twentieth century prison life and conditions. The collection covers numerous subjects such as prison living conditions, recreational activities, industries, hospital care, corporal punishment, work gangs on the farm and quarries, vocational activities, weapons confiscated, prison architecture, and the death house. A few of the images are of prison officials, primarily in the federal penitentiary system.

Date

1895-1975

Format

photograph
negative
letterpress halftone
copy print

Language

eng

Type

image
text

Identifier

2000A002

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