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Wagon Lock and Railroad Gate, Showing Guard's Observation Tower, New Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, Near Joliet, Ill.
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CategoryIllinois State Penitentiary-Entrance
TitleWagon Lock and Railroad Gate, Showing Guard's Observation Tower, New Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, Near Joliet, Ill.
DescriptionColor Postcard; The only entrance to the new Illinois State Penitentiary, other than the main entrance at the Administration Building, is the Wagon Lock and Railroad Gate, which are electrically operated from the Guard's Tower overhead.
Transcript[To] Mrs E.E. Brown, Monticello, Ills., R.R. #.3.; Dear Sis: If nothing happens we may be at your house Sat. Will expect you to be ready to come back with us Opal can do the house work. [Signed] Love Sara.
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: 21; Back: 28216
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateNo date
TypeImage
FormatImage/tiff
IdentifierVolume1/entrance_188787.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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