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Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of buildings and grounds of the Wisconsin State Prison. Prisoners are in formation.

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Convict Camp

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A man stands in the cook house doorway at a convict camp comprised of several tents and a caged vehicle.

Learn about the tragic story of what happened when Ho-Chunk warrior Red Bird and three companions surrender themselves after killing settlers.

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Sing Sing Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: A interior view of a cell block. Cells line the left side of the image, with five levels visible. Long rectangular windows line the wall to the right. T...

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Prison Cemetery

Date: 1955 

Description: Cemetery surrounded by trees. There is a fence and field in the distance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a dress parade, with the men wearing military-like uniforms. They have lined up in orderly rows in a field house.

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Houdini in Chains

Date: 1919 

Description: Harry Houdini in a scene from the silent motion picture, "The Grim Game."

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster created by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), advocating support of prison rebellions, and the abolishment of alleged racist prison terror. Fe...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Waupun Prison garden. Hill top view of garden with arched trellis and vines and men hoeing in garden; prison in background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An image of the electric chair. The image focuses upon the chair, with its plethora of straps. The wooden walls and concrete floor are visible around it....

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State Prison

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Waupun on the Rock River. There is an inset at top center of "Althouse, Wheeler & Co., Windmills and Pumps."

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the trade school machine shop, with a man standing by each machine. Light streams in from the windows on both sides of the shop. Printed in the...

Date: 1945-12-02 

Description: June Dieckman, police reporter for the "Wisconsin State Journal", shown examining a hole in a ventilating pipe cut by two federal prisoners attempting to e...

Date: 1968-03-26 

Description: Prison cooks prepare dinner for inmates.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison from outside the prison's walls.

Date: 1915 

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: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Prisoners pose by the washing well, in a courtyard. Some of the men wear hats. Wooden doors are visible to the right. Printed in the bottom right corner...

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Penitentiary

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...

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