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    • 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
    • Voc. machine shop at medium security

    • Inmates (one Black) at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, use metalworking machinery under hanging, shaded flourescent lights. Wheeled tool carts are among vise mounted tables; a gas heater is on the interior block wall. Corrugated...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Metalworking--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • 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
    • Inmates watching preview of "Canon City", probably were in it

    • Prisoners and officials at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, watch the movie "Canon City," based on the 1947 prison break led by James Sherbondy. Numbers are stamped on the shirts of the convicts.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado prison break 1947 Warden Best with James Sherbondy

    • Warden Roy Best closes the cell door on James Sherbondy, recaptured after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Sherbondy, James.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • James Sherbondy killed Deputy Sheriff (O. W. Meyer) on Battle Mountain near Minturn

    • James Sherbondy, last of 12 captured after the 12/31/47 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, sits in a leather chair. A man in a sleeveless sweater holds a hand-made pistol used in the escape. Framed portraits and a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Sherbondy, James.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado prisoners break 12/31/47

    • Lying on a wadded, pinstriped mattress, this captured escapee from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, appears defiant in his dungarees, shirt and stained jacket. Interior prison bars are behind him; the man squatting in the foreground...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Fenwick, Red.; Tolley, A. B.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1947
    • Coring apples

    • Inmates (some Black) sitting on metal stools at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, work at benches with central conveyor belts, buckets and faucets. They wear denim and striped clothes, golf and fedora hats. Interior electric light...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Conveying systems--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1945
    • Inmates watching the movie "Canon City" being filmed

    • Convicts look down from interior pipe railed metal balconies at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, during the filming of the movie "Canon City." Warden Roy Best, guards and inmates were used as extras in the film.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948

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