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[Jack Fleming collection of prison postcards and photographs].
BANC PIC 2005.187--AX; BANC PIC 2005.187--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2005.187--PIC box 2; BANC PIC 2005.187--OBJ box 1; ...
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Title:

[Jack Fleming collection of prison postcards and photographs]

Creator/Contributor:

Fleming, Jack, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Bacon, J. E.

Creator/Contributor:

E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)

Abstract:

Includes photographs depicting views of Folsom Prison taken at the turn of the twentieth century, evidently following the construction of many new facilities at the prison. Also includes several views of the California State Prison at San Quentin. Views depict prison grounds, building interiors, group portraits of prisoners and prison officials, and various recreation activities of the prisoners. Includes image of an alleged Harry Houdini performance at San Quentin. Also includes one photograph of Sing Sing prison (New York) and one photomechanical print of the Massachusetts Reformatory Prison for Woman (Sherborn). Also includes 2 souvenir cabinet cards featuring photocollages of Ohio death row convicts. Also includes image of an executed prisoner in an electric chair. Also includes two unopened packages of plug tobacco and a pair of salt and pepper shakers produced by inmates at San Quentin. 2014 additions include several hundred postcards depicting various prisons throughout the united states; two jigsaw puzzles depicting Sing Sing prison; movie stills from various prison-themed motion pictures; photographic prints depicting miscellaneous subjects, including Alger Hiss, Eastern Penitentiary, Oakdale Reformatory for Women, Nevada State Prison, Somerset County Jail, Illinois State Penitentiary, Fort Warren, Fort Leavenworth, New Jersey State Prison and McNeill Island Federal Penitentiary; and a calendar illustrated with views of Kansas State Penitentiary.

Date:

1880 (issued)

Subject:

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Houdini, Harry -- 1874-1926 -- Pictorial works
Folsom Prison -- Pictorial works
California State Prison at San Quentin -- Pictorial works
Sing Sing Prison -- Pictorial works
Prisons -- United States -- Pictorial works
Prisoners -- California -- Folsom -- Photographs
Prisons -- California -- Officials and employees -- Photographs
Prisoners -- United States -- Pictorial works
Executions and executioners -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Jack Fleming.
Most photographers unknown. Identified photographers include J.E. Bacon (San Jose) and E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Jack Fleming collection of prison photographs, BANC PIC 2005.187, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Jack Fleming ; 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Additions Purchase ; from San Francisco Public Library ; 2014.
Transferred from the Jack Fleming prison ephemera collection (BANC MSS 2005/240 c).

Type:

graphic
Postcards.
Puzzles.

Physical Description:

photoprint
print
Approximately 650 items in 3 boxes and 4 oversize folders : Chiefly postcards, with some photographic prints and objects ; various sizes

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2005.187--AX
BANC PIC 2005.187--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2005.187--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2005.187--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2005.187
BANC PIC 2005.187

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Jack Fleming prison ephemera collection : Fleming, Jack.