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    • Canon City locals selecting apples for purchase

    • Mounds of apples are on tables at the State Penitentiary farm in Canon City, Colorado. Men and women carrying baskets in a variety of hats pick through them. Crates are stacked around, and trees are in the background.
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    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • The dairy and hog barns with the hogback in the background

    • Two-story stone barns at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have a shingle, hipped gable roof, brick chimneys, and adjoining silos with conical roofs and elevators. Iron "S" brackets line the brick wing, and rock walls and wooden gates...
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    • 1900?
    • Headgates and dam at Canon City

    • View of headgates and a dam on the Arkansas River in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. Colorado State Penitentiary buildings are in the background.
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    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Gas chamber shell

    • Margaret Fliedner sits in a heavy wooden chair in the shell of a gas chamber manufactured by an unidentified iron works in Denver, Colorado. The chamber is ready for shipment to the Colorado State Penitentiary.
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    • [between 1933 and 1934?]
    • Canon City Composer's Club

    • Men and women of the Composer's Club of Canon City, Colorado, pose wearing cravats, oversized buttons, puff shoulders, a variety of fabrics, feathers, pleats, ruffles and applique.
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    • 1897
    • Arkansas River 1965 flood of prison farm

    • This aerial view shows the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado, flooding the farm of the Colorado State Penitentiary. Past the sandbars and braiding, low sandstone bluffs have erosion with vertical ridging. Foothills are in the background.
    • Belles, Howard W.
    • 1965
    • Old front entrance closed 1960's

    • The three-story entrance building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is made of rusticated stone with barred sash windows, an open porch serving the first and second floors, and bracketed eaves. Loudspeakers top the porch, and the...
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    • 1900
    • First graduating class G.E.D. Certificates June 1958

    • Photos of graduates of the Colorado State Penitentiary G.E.D. class in Canon City, Colorado, are arranged on display board and identified as follows (L to R): J. A. Smalley, J. B. Sherbondy, E. R. Cain, R.L.M. Mora, D. A. Valenzuela, E. C....
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    • 1958
    • Warden Roy Best 1932-1954

    • Warden Roy Best, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a cowboy hat and silk tie.
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    • [between 1932 and 1954]
    • Warden William A. Smith 1890-1892

    • Warden William A. Smith, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a white bow tie and "walrus" moustache.
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    • [between 1890 and 1892]
    • Warden Thomas J. Tynan 1909-1927

    • Warden Thomas J. Tynan, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a black tie.
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    • [between 1909 and 1927]
    • Prison festivities

    • Soapboxes fill a horse-drawn wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado; an inmate holds the reins. Lettering on the wagon reads: "Colorado State Prison." Men pose in western clothes and have paper tags hanging from their shirts; two...
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    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • 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?]
    • Bird in a gilded cage

    • Holding a parakeet on her finger, this female inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, aims a kiss at its beak. A potted philodendron and toothbrush are on the interior sill; bars and screen block the window.
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    • 1959
    • 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
    • New hospital construction

    • Plank bridges cross trenches at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Lumber, sections of pipe, concrete forms and wheelbarrows dot the area; some men work, others look on. A stone, three-story cell block with barred windows, walls, chain...
    • Baker, Fred R.
    • 1957
    • New store room

    • Frame scaffolding tops this concrete foundation at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Piled dirt and rock, power poles, a cutting torch cart with oxygen and acetylene tanks, and another piece of machinery, possibly a concrete mixer,...
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    • 1948
    • Penitentiary personnel

    • Fedoras and ties complete the uniforms of men at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An ashlar stone wall behind them has extruded joints and windows.
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    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • Pre 1900 entertainment : women up in back - band - monkey

    • Coved ceilings edge the interior of this theater at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Women are in the balcony in back, and male prisoners fill the seats on the main floor. A man on the stage stands between a table with a monkey on it...
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    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Prison festivities

    • A horse-drawn, hand operated crane-wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, carries a rock and inmates, including one in a striped uniform. A canopy on the wagon reads:"1876 Prison Products 1876." Men pose in western clothes and...
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    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • Danny Daniel's cell

    • Interior metal balcony tops the ground floor cells in the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Blood covers the floor and wadded bedding on the floor. This cell is where Danny Daniels killed his three co- conspirators and then himself,...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Warden Wayne K. Patterson and Sylester Garrison

    • Black prisoners look at the Warden of the State Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado. The interior of the basement holding cell has bars, gates, metal doors, and a ceiling lamp.
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    • 1966
    • Women's cell house

    • Women sit on wood tables at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Another stands by a steam radiator, under a metal, pipe railed interior balcony. Metal steps lead up to the second level, and an electric light hangs overhead.
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Cell block interior after riot

    • Metal balconies and railings front prison cells at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Doors are open; fire damage consists of debris and holes in the roof.
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    • 1929
    • Cell block on fire during riot

    • Flames engulf a cell block at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Barred windows show the fire inside, and at the second story roof line, more flame emerges from the building. A power pole, lines, and a swamp cooler front the structure....
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    • 1929
    • Colorado Penitentiary buildings interior riots

    • Debris covers wooden tables after the 1929 riot at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A guard poses in a top coat and conductor's cap with fire damaged interior stone walls behind him.
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    • 1929
    • Colorado penitentiary escapes

    • Guards carry a slumping convict (R. L. Freeman, kidnapper) through interior barred gates at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Snow is on their pants, shoes and hats. Men stand in the foreground; one holds a cigar.
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    • 1947
    • D wing building of medium security unit 56

    • Aerial view of the medium security facility complex at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Buildings are surrounded by construction debris. A tilled field is across a dirt road, and a gambrel roofed barn is labelled: "Midway." Other...
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    • [between 1956 and 1960?]
    • Administration building

    • Men ride a horse-drawn wagon in the yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The stone Administration Building behind them has barred, arched windows on both floors, and a blind arch in the gable. Power poles, gazebo guard houses,...
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    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • C.S.P. cemetery

    • Plank gravemarkers and weeds fill the cemetery at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A metal plate in the foreground reads: "C.S.P. Inmate;" trees and hills are in the background.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • Guards

    • Guards pose at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. They wear khaki shirts and (some) dark pants, ties, badges, and soft or straw hats; some carry flashlights. Concrete wall with barred windows and awnings, and cast iron Corinthian...
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    • 1937
    • C.S.P. cemetery

    • Plank gravemarkers and weeds fill the cemetery at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Flowers on two graves and a metal star in a circle reading: "U.S. Veteran" are in the foreground.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • Hog pens

    • Plank and stone walls surround hog pens at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A wooden loading chute is in the foreground; a sod roofed shed, hopper type feeder, and woodpiles are within the enclosure. Dirt road follows one side, weedy...
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    • 1932
    • C.S.P. cemetery

    • Plank gravemarkers and weeds fill the cemetery at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. One marker is a metal star in a circle; trees and hills are in the background.
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    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • C.S.P. prison firing range

    • Suited men, accompanied by a uniformed guard or soldier aim their pistols at arm's length. They are in a field at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A tractor is on the road in the background.
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • 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?]
    • Medium security

    • Chain link fence surrounds the medium security complex of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Flat and shed roofed buildings have lawn and baseball backstops fronting them. Guard towers are at entrances on each side; trees, the town,...
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    • 1960
    • Road block on a bridge : possibly a prison break from Canon City

    • Men block a wooden bridge following a break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Some have rifles and helmets, others are in suits and Fedora hats. Water is below and a 1930's sedan is in the foreground. A delivery truck and...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Construction work on road to hill

    • Rocky hills in the background provide stone for the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A stone shed in the foreground has frame doors, windows, and a stovepipe. A half-buried bunker is under construction, and men work on a road base with...
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    • 1934
    • Picking potatoes : washing & packing 1920's

    • Men work at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Plank walls and roof surround an opening fronted by a channel in the foreground. With bags, shovels, and wheelbarrows, inmates are watched by men sitting on barrels in a mule drawn wagon....
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Pig pens

    • Plank fence surrounds hog pens at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Sheds on one side have hay piled on their roofs; rocks, dirt road, and a wagon wheel are in the foreground. Outbuildings are in back, and the quarried hill in the...
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Exercise yard cell H #4

    • Convicts mill in the sunken exercise yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Stone stairs with a pipe bannister lead up to the main yard. A shelter has a wheelbarrow and rubble under it. Stone wall, bare trees, and four-story...
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    • 1930
    • Penitentiary riot 1929

    • Smoke billows from the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado. This aerial view shows the prison complex, the Arkansas River, and the west part of town. Trees line River Street, and the park between the river and the prison has a round...
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    • 1929

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