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  • All fields: Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.
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    • 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...
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    • 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...
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    • 1947
    • 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...
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    • 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...
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    • 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.
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    • 1948

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