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    • Oren Doolan deputy warden

    • Seated at his desk, the Deputy Warden of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, reads a sheet of paper. He has pens in his pocket, and on the desk are a telephone, papers, a glass ashtray and a name plaque.
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    • Warden A. Rudd

    • Bearded Warden A. Rudd at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a suit and tie and wears a beard.
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    • 1874
    • State Penitentiary convicts excavating for the Water Works

    • Convicts of the State Penitentiary in Canon City Colorado, wear striped prison uniforms and pose with shovels. They stand behind a rock wall among wheelbarrows and boards. Men in suits oversee; a shed, trees, and hills are in the background.
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    • 1880
    • Canon City about 1883

    • Looking northeast at Canon City, Colorado, the State Penitentiary is a complex of two-story stone buildings with gable roofs and a surrounding wall with corner towers. Tents and piles of ties are next to tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande Western...
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    • 1883
    • Canon City

    • The penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of a pair of three-story structures (one with a mansard roof) and the surrounding wall and tower. All are of random ashlar stone. Laundry hangs between poles in the enclosure, flat roofed...
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    • 1883
    • Colorado State Penitentiary about 1884

    • The State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, consists of three-story stone buildings surrounded by stone walls, with a square corner tower. The two-story Administration Building is built into the wall, and has arched windows, and a cottage roof...
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    • 1884
    • Deputy Warden and inside residence

    • Posing in a wicker chair, the uniformed Deputy Warden of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, rests his arm on a carved wood table with crystal ball and a statue of a man and a woman on it. Interior details include a portrait of a woman,...
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    • 1890
    • Old gray mare

    • Bent over a wooden, upholstered frame, a prisoner at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wears patched, striped prison pants. His ankles are shackled, and a man in a vest, gold chain and cowboy hat swings a hinged paddle, targeting the...
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    • 1890?
    • 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
    • West gate

    • Stone walls at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have barred sash windows and a gate with iron fasteners. A frame guard shack with a stovepipe tops the wall; a man looks from the window. A faceted stone tower with sash windows and a...
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    • 1900
    • Women's cell

    • The interior of this cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a steamer trunk and an iron bed. A wooden dresser with a mirror and brass drawer pulls has items on it including portrait photographs, a brush and comb, books, keys, a...
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    • 1900
    • Colorado State Penitentiary, Canon City

    • State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of stone buildings and walls with faceted corner lookout towers. A spur of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad crosses the City Ditch in the foreground, by a guard tower and stacks...
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    • 1900
    • Cell house #2

    • The interior of cell house number two at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has two floors of bracketed balconies, with open, barred doors; each has a number sign at the lock. Cables stretch up from the railings, and a man in a suit...
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    • 1900
    • 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
    • Convicts in line

    • Convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear uniforms marked with wide, horizontal stripes. They stand in a line, each with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. A uniformed guard in a double breasted jacket and...
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    • 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?
    • Pre 1910 old administration bldg - band on left 4 dignitaries

    • In the yard of the prison in Canon City, Colorado, a group poses at the edge of the rock walled canal by a power pole. The men are in suits with derby hats; the women's outfits include fluted collars, gloves, flowered hats and a tam o' shanter with...
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    • 1910
    • Const of old admin. bldg.

    • Rusticated stone and a hipped-gable metal roof finish the administration building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The projecting entry is on the second floor at ground level; the basement is faced by a retaining wall. Barred...
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    • 1914
    • Old 1915 women's inst.

    • This cell-block interior at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is illuminated by windows on both floors of the back wall, with potted plants in the upper ones. Bracketed balconies serve barred doors on the second floor, and steam...
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    • 1915
    • Road camp

    • Inmates of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in front of white canvas tents at their road building camp. Cylinders or pipe sections are lined up on the hill behind them, and in the background are trees, rocks and bluffs.
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    • 1916
    • Prison road building tents

    • White canvas tents of the State Penitentiary road building camp in Canon City, Colorado, are at the base of a rocky, scrub dotted bluff. Grazing horses and a water wagon are next to them; railroad tracks and power poles and lines are in the...
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    • 1916
    • Prison hospital

    • Black and white convicts lie in cots in the hospital at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The walls are partly tiled; electric lights and a steam radiator furnish the interior.
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    • 1918
    • Colorado penitentiary interior

    • Inmates (one Black) and officials at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose among metalworking machines with rollers, flywheels and belted pulleys. An axle mounted on an interior wall drives a drill press and a stamp mill, which has...
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    • 1918
    • Meal at road camp

    • Men (one Black) at the State Penitentiary road building camp in Canon City, Colorado, sit around a plank table laden with enamelware and food. Some wear suits and ties; three stand in back against a wall. Two wear aprons, one wears a suit and a...
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    • 1918
    • 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....
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    • 1920?
    • Warden F. E. Crawford

    • Warden Crawford, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a spotted silk tie.
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    • 1927
    • Warden Boone Best

    • Studio bust portrait of Boone Best, Democratic representative to the Colorado Legislature and later Warden of the Colorado State Penitentiary. Best wears a matching striped coat and vest, and a bow tie.
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    • 1927 February
    • State prison cell block showing damage after 1929 riot

    • Interior pipe railed metal balconies front cell blocks at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, after the riot of 1929. Doors are open, fire damage consists of debris and holes in the roof.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929

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