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    • Bird in a gilded cage

    • Holding a parakeet on her finger, this female inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, aims a kiss at its beak. A potted philodendron and toothbrush are on the interior sill; bars and screen block the window.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Women--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1959
    • 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
    • Colorado Penitentiary interior buildings

    • Convicts work at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, in a hole near buildings destroyed during the riots of 1929. Rubble, a wheelbarrow, and lumber are in the area. The stone walled City Ditch is in the foreground.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1930
    • 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?]
    • Warden Roy Best 1932-1954

    • Warden Roy Best, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a cowboy hat and silk tie.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--189-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Best, Roy.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1932 and 1954]
    • Warden William A. Smith 1890-1892

    • Warden William A. Smith, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a white bow tie and "walrus" moustache.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Smith, William A.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1892]
    • Warden Thomas J. Tynan 1909-1927

    • Warden Thomas J. Tynan, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a black tie.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1930.; Tynan, Thomas J.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1909 and 1927]
    • Prison festivities

    • Soapboxes fill a horse-drawn wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado; an inmate holds the reins. Lettering on the wagon reads: "Colorado State Prison." Men pose in western clothes and have paper tags hanging from their shirts; two...
    • Horse-drawn vehicles--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1940.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • Prison festivities

    • A horse-drawn, hand operated crane-wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, carries a rock and inmates, including one in a striped uniform. A canopy on the wagon reads:"1876 Prison Products 1876." Men pose in western clothes and...
    • Horse-drawn vehicles--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1940.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • 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?]
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Punch press and shear tag plant

    • Inmates in striped coveralls sit at stamp mills at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Electric lamps, conduits and switchboxes cover the interior concrete walls, and a guard in a white shirt and tie looks on. License plate blanks are...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Interiors.; License plates--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1934
    • Colorado prison break

    • Laying inside of a soft top truck after his 1947 escape and recapture from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, John Smalley is flanked by crouching men in winter coats. The interior dashboard has "Willy's" embossed in the center over gauges.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Smalley, John.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • 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?]
    • Exercise yard cell H #4

    • Convicts mill in the sunken exercise yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Stone stairs with a pipe bannister lead up to the main yard. A shelter has a wheelbarrow and rubble under it. Stone wall, bare trees, and four-story...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1930
    • Colorado Penitentiary escapes

    • Earl L. Budd, uniformed guard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has his hand on the stone below a hole. An embroidered patch on his arm reads: "Colorado State Prison."
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.
    • 1965
    • 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?
    • Main Street looking west from the corner of 3rd, in 1868.

    • Stone and brick buildings line dirt street in Canon City, Colorado. Two have arched windows, others have bracketed or stone cornices. Men and horses loiter; lumber and barrels are on boardwalk fronting a business with a sign reading: "Webb &...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Canon City--1860-1870.
    • 1869
    • C. S. P. gardens

    • Fields of crops at the State Penitentiary farm in Canon City, Colorado, are flanked by roads; the stone garden house and outbuildings are at the end. Rock walls and a wooden gate form an enclosure in the foreground, with a hay feeder and loading...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Farms--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1934
    • Gas chamber shell

    • Margaret Fliedner sits in a heavy wooden chair in the shell of a gas chamber manufactured by an unidentified iron works in Denver, Colorado. The chamber is ready for shipment to the Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Gas chambers--Colorado--1930-1940.; Women--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Fliedner, Margaret.
    • [between 1933 and 1934?]
    • Ready for the handcuffs

    • Inmates of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, extend their hands to a man with handcuffs. A man on a horse looks on; a lariat hangs from his saddle.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.
    • 1967
    • Canon City - Colo. State Pen

    • At the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, a group of men, women and children pose on a stone dock with a wall behind them. Outfits include a fur collar, winter coats and dress hats with ribbons, feathers and flowers.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Aerial view of State Penitentiary

    • Buildings, walls and guard towers at the State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, are included in this aerial view. The City Ditch cuts through the wall by the West Gate, and goes underground by Cell Block #7. Structures have been...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • 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
    • Penitentiary personnel

    • Fedoras and ties complete the uniforms of men at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An ashlar stone wall behind them has extruded joints and windows.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1940.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • State penitentiary recreation

    • Faceted, frame guard towers and electric lights top walls at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Catwalks atop the walls are enclosed by chain link fence; men play baseball in a field and sit on the sidelines. At a lower level, flat...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1960 and 1970?]
    • Penitentiary personnel

    • Fedoras and ties complete the uniforms of these men at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An ashlar stone wall behind them has extruded joints and windows.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1940.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • 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?]
    • Penitentiary staff

    • Posing in black suits and white ties, staff members of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have moustaches and wear flowers in their lapels.
    • Correctional personnel--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1895?]
    • 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?]
    • Jesse Hulse penitentiary captain

    • Jessie Hulse (possibly), Captain at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a dark suit and tie.
    • Correctional personnel--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • 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?]
    • Penitentiary staff

    • Posing in double breasted uniforms and black ties, staff members of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, hold pith helmets over their hearts. In the center of the seated front row, a man in a white suit has a young girl with him. A stone...
    • Correctional personnel--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1890 and 1895?]
    • 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
    • Aerial view of penitentiary after riot

    • Fire gutted structures at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, include the administration building, its flanking cell blocks, and the license plate shop. The City Ditch winds through the prison complex, and prisoners mill in the sunken...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • New penitentiary hospital (80 beds) completed in Spring, 1962

    • Bars cover the windows of the hospital at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, and a chain-link enclosure fronts the smaller wing on the flat roof of the two-story concrete structure. Lawn and sidewalks front the building; a bench is...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Hospitals--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1962 and 1970?]
    • Colorado State Penitentiary

    • Stone walls of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, line the sidewalk. A horse drawn water wagon on the dirt street is in front of a faceted tower with a balcony. A stone gate next to it is carved with entablature, and the original...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Penitentiary at night

    • Floodlights illuminate the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Stone walls meet at a square corner tower, topped by a faceted guard house with a chain link railing. Bare trees line the street, on which are parked 30's and 40's sedans and...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Watch towers--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Colorado State Penitentiary view of the proposed recreation ground

    • Men work among piled rock and wood frames at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Wheelbarrows, a big wood toolbox, a tent and a rock embankment dot the area. The prison wall, East gate, guard tower and bare trees are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Construction--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Colorado State Penitentiary convicts at work on the foundation of the new cellhouse

    • Construction at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, consists of workmen, a hole in the ground, lumber, a shed and a tent. Stone prison walls, cell blocks and a guard tower are in the background; a wheelbarrow is in the foreground.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Construction--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1930
    • Mutiny at Colo. State Penitentiary Oct. 3 1929

    • Smoke billows from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, during a riot. Twelve inmates, led by Danny Daniels, took control of the prison, killed seven guards (four in a firing squad) and released the other prisoners. People are in the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Commissioners and Warden of Colorado State Penitentiary

    • Dignitaries of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in front of a painted backdrop of a fireplace, window, and tasseled drapery. They are in suits; one double breasted. An oriental rug covers the floor. They are identified as:...
    • Correctional personnel--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Boettcher, Charles, 1852-1948.; Gullet, Alexander.; Hoyt, C.P.; Nicholls, David.; Colorado State...
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary break 1947 Werner Schwarzmiller, convict

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, glares as Warden Roy Best pulls his shirt. Blood on his head, face and clothes is the result of hammer blows dealt by Mrs. Oliver,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Schwartzmiller, Werner Carl.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • State Penitentiary

    • View of the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. Shows stone buildings surrounded by a stone wall with guard towers. The town of Canon City is in the distance.
    • Colorado State Penitentiary--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.
    • [between 1895 and 1900?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary break of 1947 Joe Colgan

    • Joe Colgan aims the hand-built shotgun used in the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He wears a jacket, plaid muffler, guard cap, spectacles, and has a cigarette in his mouth. Framed pictures and drapes are on the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Firearms--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colgan, Joseph.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Apple orchard maintained by the Colorado State Penitentiary

    • Inmates at the State Penitentiary orchard in Canon City, Colorado, pose among crates and tables mounded with apples. They wear long sleeved shirts, suspenders and soft hats. Guards in suits and a variety of hats oversee; a horse drawn buggy (with...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Apple orchards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Colorado penitentiary escapees

    • R. L. Freeman (kidnapper) is escorted by guards after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. His hair is close cropped and partly shaved; his pants and shirt have stencilled numbers. The guards dressed...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948
    • Colorado State Penitentiary

    • Stone walls of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are lined with bare trees and sidewalk. A few men walk along the sidewalk. A faceted tower with sash windows, a balcony, and battlements are in the foreground. Smoke rises from inside...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Roy Best, Warden of State Penitentiary at Canon City, Colorado, and unidentified group

    • Responding to the 1947 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, men and a woman pose in winter clothes with rifles, gloves and a baseball cap. Uniformed guards have ammunition belts, Warden Best wears a cowboy hat, and Orville Cox...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1948

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