Skip to main content

Add or remove other collections to your search:



Narrow your search by:



You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.
(14 results)



Display: 50

    • Pressing the search for James B. Sherbondy

    • Responding to the 1947 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, National Guardsmen surround a 1930's hardtop sedan. They wear helmets, double-breasted top coats, and carry automatic and semi- automatic machine guns. Snow covers...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Militias--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1947
    • Colorado penitentiary break 1947 escapees John Klinger escaped convict died

    • A man performs an autopsy on John Klinger after his escape attempt from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He uses a hemostat and pliers to peel back the scalp and ear, revealing bloody brain matter. In the background a tank and hoses...
    • Autopsy--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Dead persons--Colorado--Canon City-- 1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado Penitentiary break of 1947 Joe Colgan

    • Joe Colgan aims the hand-built shotgun used in the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He wears a jacket, plaid muffler, guard cap, spectacles, and has a cigarette in his mouth. Framed pictures and drapes are on the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Firearms--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colgan, Joseph.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Roy Best, Warden of State Penitentiary at Canon City, Colorado, and unidentified group

    • Responding to the 1947 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, men and a woman pose in winter clothes with rifles, gloves and a baseball cap. Uniformed guards have ammunition belts, Warden Best wears a cowboy hat, and Orville Cox...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Pressing the search for James Sherbondy

    • Responding to an escape from the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, these soldiers carry rifles (one with a telescopic sight.) They wear helmets, double breasted trenchcoats, or fur lined jackets. One crouches over a pile of sticks; snow...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.
    • 1947
    • Colorado prison break

    • Laying inside of a soft top truck after his 1947 escape and recapture from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, John Smalley is flanked by crouching men in winter coats. The interior dashboard has "Willy's" embossed in the center over gauges.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Smalley, John.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Died toward Ransk guard in uniform

    • Orville J. Turley, escapee from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, lays dead in the snow. Convicted for the 1915 murder of Emma G. Wise in Denver, this was how his second escape attempt ended. Men in Fedoras and trenchcoats and guards...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.
    • 1947
    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller : the convict who kidnapped Guard Capt. Chet Wms. Yeo

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller with blood covered forehead lies on the floor of Warden Best's office. He was recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A paper matchbook, paper cup, and the shoes of his...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Schwartzmiller, Werner Carl.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado Penitentiary break 1947 Werner Schwarzmiller, convict

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, glares as Warden Roy Best pulls his shirt. Blood on his head, face and clothes is the result of hammer blows dealt by Mrs. Oliver,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Schwartzmiller, Werner Carl.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado penitentiary escapees

    • R. L. Freeman (kidnapper) is escorted by guards after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. His hair is close cropped and partly shaved; his pants and shirt have stencilled numbers. The guards dressed...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Richard F. Heilman

    • Heilman, recaptured after the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a rifle aimed at his blood spattered, half shaved head. His hand, wounded by gunshot, is wrapped in bloody rags; he sits holding it. The guard...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Heilman, Richard F.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Schwarzmiller captured after his break in 1947

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller lays on the floor of Warden Best's office, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A paper matchbook, paper cup, and the shoes of his captors surround him.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Schwartzmiller, Werner Carl.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado penitentiary break 1947

    • Laying on a wadded, pinstriped prison mattress at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, this recaptured escapee has his hand to his mouth. Men write on pads of paper; one wears a baseball cap. A man in a tweed jacket and smoking a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Fenwick, Red.; Tolley, A. B.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1947
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Freeman, R. L.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1947

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK