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  • All fields: Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.
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    • Colorado State Prison machine shop

    • At the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, men on a raised platform turn the crank of a hand-powered drill press; a uniformed guard poses nearby. Screens, an open-end wrench, a poker and ash shovel hang on the walls.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Colorado State Prison convicts marching

    • Convicts march with arms crossed at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The rock wall behind them has an open gate and a faceted tower with a balcony, on which is an armed guard. Cell blocks with barred windows, power poles, and...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Moving prisoners state prison

    • Convicts in golf hats walk in loose formation at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. They cross over a pipe-railed bridge over the City Ditch. A guard tower and a two-story stone cell block are in the background; men loiter around its...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Prisoner in cell at state prison

    • Interior furnishings of this cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, include framed portraits of women, a calender, a toilet kit in a pouch, a magazine rack, a bed with patterned cover, a porcelain sink, cannisters on a padlocked...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • State prison boiler room : prisoners doing laundry and playing  cards

    • Black and white convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, work in the prison laundry. The interior ceiling is open- beamed, and a riveted metal tank below has pipes, valves and a gauge; men stand on it, hanging clothes to dry....
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Laundries (Rooms & spaces)--Colorado--Canon City--1920- 1930.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Ambulance at prison riot

    • Parked outside the stone, barred, West Gate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, this four-door hardtop 1920's sedan has signs with crosses in the front and side windows reading: "Ambulance." The keystone in the arched gate reads:...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Ambulances--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Hanging cells

    • A man stands on a wall next to two steel gates and the stone arched entry and guard tower at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. A man leans against a stone pillar near a wall that marks the entrance to the...
    • Colorado State Penitentiary--1920-1930.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Gates--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Towers--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Canon City posse

    • A group of unidentified men with rifles, one in uniform and one with a sheriff's badge, pose in front of a prison cell at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, probably during the October 3, 1929 prison break. Signs read:...
    • Colorado State Penitentiary--1920-1930.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Sheriffs--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.
    • [October, 1929]
    • Canyon [sic] City, Colorado State Penitentiary

    • A crowd of men are gathered outside the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, probably members of the press and law enforcement during the October 3, 1929 prison break.
    • Colorado State Penitentiary--1920-1930.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; People--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.
    • [1929]
    • Electric eye search

    • Inmates at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear pinstriped bib overalls and stand with arms crossed as they wait to pass through a wood electric eye gate flanked by spindle balustrades. Uniformed guards and a pipe smoking man in a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Prisoners contained after riot

    • Prisoners at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, look out from behind a gated arch in a rusticated stone, one-story building. Barred windows flank the gate; 55 gallon drums are in the corner by another door. A low stone wall is in the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • State Prison exercise yard

    • Convicts play basketball at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An armed guard watches from the metal roofed admissions building, with its anemometer. Hoops and backboards are mounted on the rock wall, and prisoners sit on top and lean...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Basketball--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Penitentiary riot 1929

    • This aerial view looking east at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, shows the prison complex with the Administration Building, its extensions, and the tag shop, gutted by fire. Inmates are in the sunken yard fronting the damaged...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • State prison inmates in prison yard

    • Convicts are in the exercise yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Prisoners loiter on stone steps leading into the sunken area. One wears a cowboy hat and one plays a banjo or ukelele. A four-story, stone cell block and wall are...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • State prison laundry

    • Black and white convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, work in the prison laundry. The interior ceiling is open- beamed, and a riveted metal boiler tank below has pipes, valves and a gauge. Men stand on it, hanging clothes to...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Laundries (Rooms & spaces)--Colorado--Canon City--1920- 1930.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Administration building grounds

    • Suited men lean on an urn topping the bannister at the entry of this stone building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Vines cover part of the corner and downspout, and jigsawn balustrades edge the footbridge over the City Ditch. A...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Canon City State Penitentiary

    • State Penitentiary complex, in Canon City Colorado, consists of stone and brick buildings and an enclosing wall with faceted towers. The City Ditch cuts through, and in the background are the quarried hogback that provided the stone for the prison....
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1920?
    • Colorado State Penitentiary

    • State Penitentiary buildings in Canon City, Colorado, are two- stories with bay and barred windows.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920-1929?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Swine--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Penitentiary riot 1929

    • This aerial view looking east at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, shows the prison complex with the Administration Building, its extensions, and the tag shop gutted by fire. Inmates are in the sunken yard fronting the damaged...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Penitentiary riot 1929

    • This aerial view looking north at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, shows the prison complex with the Administration Building, its extensions, and the tag shop gutted by fire. Inmates are in the sunken yard fronting the damaged...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929

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