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Description: Letterhead of the Wisconsin State Prison, manufacturers of binder twine, with the profile of a badger standing on top of stacked rolls of binder twine; the...
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: View of the guards' room in the Wisconsin State Prison.
Date: date unknown
Description: Two views, one of a ferry and the other of a chain gang. The ferry operator poses with a man in his carrage on the ferry, with trees in the background. Th...
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: View of the front yard of the Wisconsin State Prison.
Description: Cemetery surrounded by trees. There is a fence and field in the distance.
Description: Poster for the film "The Flaming Crisis." A is man laying on a cot in a jail with his hand raised to protect himself. Standing near the cot is a ghost wear...
Description: View of the chapel in the Wisconsin State Prison.
Date: 1921 before
Description: A view of the exterior of the prison, with the central tower and wings visible, taken from across the river. A boat sits at the dock, and a large smokesta...
Description: Group portrait of 13 superintendents of state welfare institutions with A.W. Bayley (extreme right, standing), director of the Wisconsin Deptartment of Pub...
Date: 1961 ca.
Description: Punch press equipment at one of the Wisconsin prisons used for the manufacture of license plates and traffic signs. This photograph appeared in a 1961 pub...
Date: 1893 ca.
Description: Elevated exterior view of buildings and grounds of the Wisconsin State Prison. Prisoners are in formation.
Description: Kitty Gray (played by Grace Cunard) sits forlornly on the straw in a dungeon in the kingdom of Grahaffen in a scene still from Episode 7 "Between Two Fires...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: View of the south end of the dining room in the Wisconsin State Prison.
Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.
Description: A view of the cell block, with cells on the right and windows on the outer wall; a series of pipes also run along this wall. An arched door and window are...
Description: A telephone in the cell block at the Madison police headquarters, adjacent to the fingerprinting counters, explicitly for use by arrested persons. The pict...
Description: Exterior view of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854. A woman and child stand near the arched stone wall. Beyond the prison gates, the tower of the main bui...
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: View of the Wisconsin State Prison front yard.
Description: Harry Houdini in a scene from the silent motion picture, "The Grim Game."
Description: Carl Braden (center) leaves the LaGrange Prison with his wife Anne and his attorney Robert Zollinger. Braden was released after a Supreme Court decision ru...
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