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Views of San Quentin Prison and Events, ca. 1925-1935
BANC PIC 1905.11240 -- ALB  
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Description
The Views of San Quentin Prison and Events album contains 355 photographic prints taken circa 1925-1935. The album features views and scenes of the the prison grounds, interiors of many of the structures, and various recreational acitivities. Besides general grounds views, the album contains views of the large garden; scenes from the prisoners' yards; several guard stations; and exterior views of the cell blocks, officer residences, guard quarters, and the dairy and ranch. Interior views feature prisoners' cells, factories, shops, dining halls and guard quarters. Prisoner activities pictured in the album include entertainment events--featuring musicians, dancers, clowns, and female impersonators among the performers--and athletics. Also pictured in the album are views of the surrounding Marin County vicinty and scenes of the San Quentin Prison Quarry.
Extent
No. of photographs: 355 photographic prints, all measuring 10 x 14.5 cm.; collected in album measuring 28.5 x 38.5 cm. 355 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.