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Wisconsin State Prison Cell Blocks



Wisconsin State Prison Cell Blocks
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Title: Wisconsin State Prison Cell Blocks
Description: Interior of the cell blocks in the Wisconsin State Prison.

Image ID: 25635
Creation
Date:
1893 ca.
Creator
Name:
Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843 - 1908
City, State: Waupun, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Lecher, Paul G. : Wisconsin State Institutions, Photographs, 1893
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Commissioned by law in 1851, initial construction on the Wisconsin State Prison in Waupun was completed in 1853, with additions following; state costs by 1892 totaled over $1.3 million. The 540-cell facility averaged an occupancy of over 500 in the early 1890s; the prison grounds spanned 24 acres and were augmented by a nearby 112-acre farm.
Subjects: Stairs
Prisons
Indoor photography
Windows
 

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