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Interior View of Cell House, Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, Near Joliet, Ill.
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CategoryIllinois State Penitentiary-Cell House
TitleInterior View of Cell House, Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, Near Joliet, Ill.
DescriptionColor Postcard; The cell houses are circular in form and all cells radiate toward and face the central point, where a guard's tower and observation point afford constant supervision by one officer, who also controls the locking and lighting systems. From this tower the cell doors are locked and unlocked by means of hydraulic pressure. The rays of the sun shine directly into every cell for at least two hours each day the sun shines.
SubjectIllinois State Penitentiary -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Prisons -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Postcards -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Joliet (Ill.) -- History
Publisher ImprintE.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee
Postcard NumberingFront: 23; Back: 28215
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateNo date
TypeImage
FormatImage/tiff
IdentifierVolume1/cellhouse_189024.pdf
SourceClick on this link to see more historical information on the Joliet area - http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal/index-imcanal.htm
LanguageEnglish
Geographic CoverageJoliet, Ill.
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5579 or 815-836-5665.
CollectionCanal Corridor Postcards (Lewis University)
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