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  • All fields: Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.
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    • Transferring rock from sandstone to wall construction site

    • Rough cut rock fills the low bed of this horse drawn, hand operated crane-wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A man holds the reins, another stands by the crane, another is in the background.
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    • 1934
    • Building gas chamber

    • Vents and a chimney rise from the gable roof of the gas chamber at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Brick lintels and sills finish the windows in the stucco wall. A man stands by a wood scaffold.
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    • 1931
    • Building house around the gas chamber

    • Vents rise from the gable roof of the gas chamber at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Coiled wire hangs from the eaves, and a brick lintel and sill finishes the window in the stucco wall. A man stands by a wood scaffold, and a loose...
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    • 1931
    • Canon City execution room

    • Levers, switches, and a pulley with a weight and a square can hang outside the gas chamber at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Wood molding frames a slotted window in the wall, and doors flank the apparatus.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • C.S.P. rimmer press, embosser press

    • Interior view of the workshop where Colorado license plates are manufactured at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. Men sit and stand near two large machines identified as a rimmer press and an embosser press....
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    • 1934 June 29
    • Jesse Hulse penitentiary captain

    • Jessie Hulse (possibly), Captain at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a dark suit and tie.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Warden on horseback

    • Astride a sorrel horse, Warden Roy Best of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wears a white shirt, tie and straw cowboy hat. He is on a dirt road in an orchard.
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    • 1937
    • #1 Ranch Road under construction

    • In the distance, inmates of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, perform roadwork with horses near them. A 1920's truck is on the dirt road and lumber is piled in the foreground.
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    • 1932
    • The Canon City high school bus

    • Men and children pose in a touring car at the eastern edge of Shaw's Park north of Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado, enroute to the fossil beds. Its roof and sides are wood, and letters on it read: "Canon City School Dist. No. 1 Bus No. 4."...
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    • Nov 8, 1931
    • Grudge fight C.S.P.

    • Shirtless convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear boxing gloves and fight. Guards and a crowd of inmates look on. Behind the spectators are a scoreboard and stone prison walls topped by wires, electric lights, and a guard...
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    • 1934
    • C. S. P. gardens

    • Fields of crops at the State Penitentiary farm in Canon City, Colorado, are flanked by roads; the stone garden house and outbuildings are at the end. Rock walls and a wooden gate form an enclosure in the foreground, with a hay feeder and loading...
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    • 1934
    • Tramway thru east gate Colo St. Prison

    • Rough stone walls at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have a faceted frame guard tower at the center, next to an arched opening. Pipe railings top the wall, railroad tracks pass through it, and an ore car is in the background. A man...
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    • 1934
    • Rock work at pen. ranch

    • The gated arch at the State Penitentiary ranch in Canon City, Colorado, is made of random stone masonry. Curved walls and gable topped pillars flank the dirt road, and stone lined ditches are to the side. More stone walls and the stucco dairy...
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    • 1935
    • Green Hill orchard

    • Men stand on the porch of a one-story frame dwelling near the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado; one wears an apron. A frame outbuilding has lettering on its roof: "Green Hill Orchard." Barrels, a wagon, and a rock lined path are in the...
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    • 1935
    • Hog farm behind prison

    • Stone walled pig pens at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are built on a slope at the base of the hogback behind the prison. Each has a shelter with a mounded hay roof; rock outbuildings with brick cornices line one side. Pipes, a...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Midway canteen and diner

    • Stone buildings surround the "Midway" at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The dining hall has factory windows with open panels, and a faceted guard tower is in the center, with cellhouse 6 behind it. Men are in an area enclosed by...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Construction of fence inclosing dump grounds

    • Pipe fence poles with angled top sections line this dirt road at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Narrow gauge railroad tracks climb the hill, topped with guard towers. A man in the foreground stands by barred gate or piece of...
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    • 1934
    • Cell houses #6 and #7

    • Five-story concrete cell blocks at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have buttresses and barred windows on all sides. White globed lamps and grated windows flank the entry; incised panels above it and topping the pediment read:...
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    • [between 1939 and 1942?]
    • Int. cell block #6 sergeant's desk, Officer Grey's

    • Men in suits and uniforms stand behind an interior wooden desk at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Barred cells above and in the foreground have concrete balconies with pipe railings from the second floor up. A chalked sign hangs on...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Sergeant's desk

    • Interior walls of a sergeant's office at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are hung with a pendulum clock in a wood case, framed schedules, and a safe. A wooden balustrade crosses the foreground, and a man in a trenchcoat standing by...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Marching in line

    • Convicts march with arms crossed at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The concrete wall next to them has barred windows. The inmates approach cell house #1, a three-story concrete building with barred windows.
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    • 1937
    • Sandstone water wagon

    • Black inmates at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear pinstriped golf hats and numbered shirts. They pose with a two-wheeled wagon carrying a 55 gallon drum on its side. A spigot and pipe with holes emits streams of water....
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    • 1936
    • Tower

    • A faceted, rough concrete tower at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has windows with braces; board trim surrounds the top.
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    • 1937
    • Penitentiary at night

    • Floodlights illuminate the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Stone walls meet at a square corner tower, topped by a faceted guard house with a chain link railing. Bare trees line the street, on which are parked 30's and 40's sedans and...
    • Bates, James, Colorado photographer.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Prisoner activity fingerprinting

    • Interior view of a convict being fingerprinted at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An inmate in a pinstriped shirt holds the pad while a guard wearing a tie rolls the prisoner's finger. A book has a mugshot on its cover.
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    • 1937
    • Cells, stripes

    • Prison cell bars fill this interior view of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An opening for food trays frames the feet of a sleeping inmate, wearing socks and pinstriped pants. A patterned blanket covers part of the wall behind him,...
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    • 1937
    • Prisoners eating, watched

    • Convicts eat at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, while guards patrol the aisle between their tables. Interior concrete walls, ceilings and columns are in the background, with hooded electric lights overhead.
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    • 1937
    • Dairy barn ranch

    • Open beams span the interior ceiling of the State Penitentiary dairy in Canon City, Colorado. Shaded, hanging electric lamps are centered over the concrete floor, which is flanked by feeding Guernsey cows, facing out. Open factory windows line some...
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    • 1934
    • Prisoners frisked in yard

    • Convicts in golf hats are frisked by guards in cowboy hats at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado. Prisoners waiting their turn stand with arms crossed.
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    • 1937
    • Prisoners in stripes, crowd

    • Convicts in pinstriped overalls eat at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, while guards patrol. Convicts sit at crowded tables facing the same direction.
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    • 1937
    • Punch press and shear tag plant

    • Inmates in striped coveralls sit at stamp mills at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Electric lamps, conduits and switchboxes cover the interior concrete walls, and a guard in a white shirt and tie looks on. License plate blanks are...
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    • 1934
    • The rock pile

    • Shirtless convicts move stones at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Wooden benches and piles of rocks are in the foreground, and low hills are in the background.
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    • 1937
    • Cell house #3 being razed after 1929 riot

    • Black and white convicts work atop ruins of a brick cell block destroyed during the 1929 uprising at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. They hold iron bars and sledge hammers. On the wall below them, porcelain toilet bowls remain...
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    • 1932
    • Dorm at prison farm

    • One-story stucco dormitory buildings at the State Penitentiary dairy in Canon City, Colorado, have terra-cotta tiled pediments and corner posts. Evergreens dot lawn contained by low stone walls which form a corner in the foreground. A manual...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary interior buildings

    • Convicts work at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, in a hole near buildings destroyed during the riots of 1929. Rubble, a wheelbarrow, and lumber are in the area. The stone walled City Ditch is in the foreground.
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    • 1930
    • Extension tower 9 side angle from north gate

    • Pipe rails edge the balcony and catwalk of this guard tower at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Of stone masonry with extruded joints, the square tower with faceted roof has a searchlight atop it. A uniformed man at the rail lowers a...
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    • [between 1930 and 1939?]
    • Activity labelling

    • Using a rubber stamp, this convict at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, applies numbers to pinstriped prison overalls identical to the ones he is wearing. A clipboard is on the table by his hand.
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    • 1937
    • Activity machine shop

    • Knitting machines at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, have spools of thread held above circular armatures. An inmate in pinstriped overalls operates a lever connected to a pulley and belt arrangement; tubes of white fabric fall into...
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    • 1937
    • Activity making stop signs

    • A convict wearing a pinstriped shirt and pants takes an unpainted sign from a press at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado. The sign and the die in the machine interior read: "Thru Stop."
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    • 1937
    • Activity sewing

    • Convicts in striped shirts at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, work at sewing machines. Pipes, electric lamps, and windows furnish the interior, and spools of thread are in the background.
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    • 1937
    • Activity sheepherding

    • Numbers are printed on the striped shirt of this inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He crouches, wearing a straw hat and holding a lamb with a dark nose and legs.
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    • 1937
    • Female prisoner

    • Female convict at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wears a striped slouch hat with band, wide collared dress with dot pattern and bow, and number card reading: Colo-State-Pen 18535.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Activity weaving

    • Convicts in striped shirts at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, work at a machine with rollers; it is producing thin, wet strips that are collected in a vat. Interior windows and electric lamps are in the background.
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    • 1937
    • Garden

    • Raised terrace gardens at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are fronted by dirt road. A man and people in robes stand while others walk by the garden house. A one-story stone building has a hipped gable roof and portico with lathe...
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    • 1932
    • Band and tug of war, Labor Day, 1934

    • Men at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are engaged in a tug of war; other inmates watch. A seated band in the foreground plays drums, horns, and clarinets. Background includes guard towers and a baseball scoreboard.
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    • 1934
    • Canon City death house

    • The death house, at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is made of brick and has a stone foundation. A man stands on the catwalk by a faceted stone guard tower on the roof; a frame gazebo is on the ground next to the barred door....
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    • 1930
    • General view of tag plant

    • Conduits line the interior of the license plate factory at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Shaded electic lights hang from the concrete ceiling. Stamp mills with flywheels, a drill press, and sheet metal are stacked on palettes....
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    • 1934
    • Guard on high wall

    • Rifle held across his lap, this guard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado looks down to the yard below, over the chain link railing topping a prison wall. He wears a khaki uniform, tie, and soft hat. The City Ditch, trees, crags, and...
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    • 1937

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