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    • Headgates and dam at Canon City

    • View of headgates and a dam on the Arkansas River in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. Colorado State Penitentiary buildings are in the background.
    • Arkansas River--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Dams--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Water supply--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State...
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Arkansas River 1965 flood of prison farm

    • This aerial view shows the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado, flooding the farm of the Colorado State Penitentiary. Past the sandbars and braiding, low sandstone bluffs have erosion with vertical ridging. Foothills are in the background.
    • Arkansas River--1960-1970.; Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Floods--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.
    • 1965
    • 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
    • C.S.P. prison firing range

    • Suited men, accompanied by a uniformed guard or soldier aim their pistols at arm's length. They are in a field at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A tractor is on the road in the background.
    • Bombing and gunnery ranges--Colorado--Canon City--1950- 1960.; Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado

    • View of Colorado State Penitentiary, in Canon City (Fremont County) Colorado; also shows the City Ditch, houses, and prison construction.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1860-1880.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1860-1880.; Colorado State Penitentiary.--1860-1880.
    • [between 1869 and 1879]
    • Anton Wood : 11 years old youngest prisoner

    • Anton Wood, a.k.a. "Kid Wallace," inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in pinstriped shirt, suspenders, checked tie, and number card:"3199."
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Boys--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Wood, Anton.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1870 and 1880?]
    • Kid Wallace

    • Anton Wood, a.k.a. Kid Wallace, an inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has close cropped hair in this mug shot; a number card on his jacket reads: 3855.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Identification photographs--Colorado--Canon City--1870- 1880.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Wood, Anton.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1870 and 1880?]
    • Canon City, Colorado early days

    • Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a forty cell stone building with a Mansard roof and a frame outbuilding. The City Ditch winds past it, and the town lies beyond, followed by low hills.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1870 and 1873?]
    • First penitentiary opened June 13, 1871

    • The Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a three-story stone structure with a mansard roof, dormers, and chimneys. Frame, saltbox outbuildings adjoin, with stovepipes, an awning, and piled firewood. Others are in the area, and a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1872 and 1873?]
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1880
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1884
    • The Colorado State Penitentiary in 1878, showing the first stone wall

    • 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, with a gated arch in the foreground. All are of random ashlar stone. Trees front the main...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1878
    • Jail at Canon City

    • Stone buildings of the State Prison in Canon City, Colorado are three stories with low gabled roofs and chimneys. Frame or brick structures and a smokestack comprise the rest of the complex, which is enclosed by a stone wall with square towers. In...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1883 and 1886?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company.
    • 1883
    • Canon City locals selecting apples for purchase

    • Mounds of apples are on tables at the State Penitentiary farm in Canon City, Colorado. Men and women carrying baskets in a variety of hats pick through them. Crates are stacked around, and trees are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Apple orchards--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Prison guard

    • Posing in a double breasted, brass buttoned uniform, this guard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a band on his conductor's cap reading: Night Captain. The backdrop is a painting of a lake and trees.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Prison guards

    • Posing in double breasted, brass buttoned uniforms, these guards at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, hold lead canes and have bands on their conductor's caps reading: Cell House. One has a gold watch fob and bow tie, the other has a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • A "turn-key" who worked in cell-houses

    • Posing in his brass buttoned, double breasted uniform, this guard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has the letters: "C.S.P." on the band of his conductor's hat.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Inside prison looking north

    • Stone buildings with extruded joints, metal roofs, and arched, barred windows flank the dirt street in the midway area of the State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado. Men in striped pants are by a guard house atop the cell block in the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1885 and 1895?]
    • Prison - Canon City, Colo

    • The State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of several three-story stone buildings surrounded by matching walls with corner towers. The two-story Administration Building is built into the wall, and has arched windows, a cottage...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1888 and 1892?]
    • Prison auditorium

    • Black and white convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, sit in pews on the sloping interior floor of the prison auditorium.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [betsween 1890 and 1900?]
    • Prison band leader

    • Cornet in hands, the leader of the State Penitentiary Band in Canon City, Colorado poses in profile. His uniform has appliqued braiding, and his cap has a shiny bill and brass band insignia. He wears wire rimmed spectacles.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Bands--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Prison band

    • Members of the prisoner's band at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose with drums, clarinets, trombones, cornets, trumpets, and a saxophone. Their uniforms have embroidered flourishes on the sleeves, billed caps, gold chains, high...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Bands--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Prison band

    • Members of the prisoner's band at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose with drums, trombones, cornets, and trumpets. Their uniforms are white with rectangles across the fronts, and they wear conductor's hats. Stone Prison buildings...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Bands--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Old gray mare

    • Bent over a wooden, upholstered frame, a prisoner at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wears patched, horizontally striped prison pants. His ankles are shackled, and a man in a vest, gold chain and cowboy hat swings a hinged paddle,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Beating--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1890?
    • Administration building

    • Men ride a horse-drawn wagon in the yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The stone Administration Building behind them has barred, arched windows on both floors, and a blind arch in the gable. Power poles, gazebo guard houses,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Composers--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.
    • 1897
    • West end of Canon City, Colo.

    • View of Canon City (Fremont County) Colorado; shows the Colorado State Penitentiary complex, "The Colorado Electric Power Co., Cripple Creek District," orchards, and houses.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Orchards--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Power plants--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Group of officers

    • Uniformed guards and a man in a suit and fedora pose at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Their hatbands read: "Overseer," "Cell house," and "Lieutenant." They carry canes with spherical knobs; barred windows are behind them.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1895?]
    • 1890's entertainment in prison by prisoners

    • Prisoners at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in pinstriped uniforms and white jackets, with spotted and striped silk ties.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Administration building

    • This two-story stone building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has arched, barred windows, bracketed eaves, and an ornate lookout tower on its roof. An incised panel over the door reads: "Colorado State Penitentiary," and a pole...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Bird's eye view of Colorado State Penitentiary

    • 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, which cuts through the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary at Canon City

    • The State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a complex of two and three-story brick and stone buildings with arched windows; a brick stack emits black smoke by the administration building, with its belfry and blind arch in the gable. A horse...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1895?]
    • Colorado State Penitentiary Canon City 1893-94

    • The State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a complex of three-story stone structures; the Administration Building is flanked by extensions; all are surrounded by a stone wall with faceted corner towers. A brick smokestack rises from the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1893 and 1894?]
    • State penitentiary at Canon City

    • View of the Colorado State Penitentiary complex, Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado; shows cell blocks, guard towers, the arched entry gate, and City Ditch.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Pre 1910 old administration building

    • In the prison yard in Canon City, Colorado, garden, lawn, and potted plants flank the City Ditch which enters through a grated arch in the wall. Footbridges cross the canal leading to the Administration Building. Other features include a two-story,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Completion of bakery 1893

    • Rusticated stone buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, include the one-story bakery, with gable roof, barred, sash windows, chimney and corner finials. Incised stone in the gable arch reads: "1893." The adjacent two-story...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Stone buildings--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1893 and 1895?]
    • Outer tower

    • A uniformed man stands on the balcony of this faceted stone guard tower at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Sash windows serve the second floor, and a cornice tops the building. A wagon and shed are next to the structure, railroad...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Towers--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Prison canning factory Round Crest Canning Company

    • One and two-story brick buildings of the State Penitentiary canning factory in Canon City, Colorado, have dentiled cornices and barred, gauge arched windows. Lettering reads: "The Round Crest Canning (or "fruit") Co." and "Office." Workers move...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Food industry--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Women's sewing

    • Treadle sewing machines at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are in a room with bare interior walls and empty curtain racks over barred windows. Spindle chairs and a wooden table have a cardboard box, fabric scraps, and paper on them;...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Interiors.; Sewing machines--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Aerial views.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Homosexuals being punished by wearing dresses and wheeling heavy rocks

    • Black men in dresses and straw hats at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, push wheelbarrows; each contains a large rock. A black man in a golf hat lifts the hat of one of the prisoners. Rock canyon and dirt road are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; African Americans--Punishment & torture--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Gays--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Barns--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Limestone quarries building of wall

    • Men work at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. In the foreground, some load a wagon by the prison farm, others are on a smoking pile of lime by a stone cell block. Ore cars, woodpiles, and barrels follow the City Ditch, which cuts...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1901 and 1902?]
    • Hospital

    • The hospital at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a two-story rusticated stone building with arched, barred windows, bracketed eaves, chimneys, and a low gabled metal roof. The open porch has stone columns and is topped by a frame...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Hospitals--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prison uniforms--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900

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