[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

Description:

Vintage postcard of prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary performing maintenance work on the Texas State Railroad, circa 1913. Armed guards supervise the prisoners, who are digging ditches along the sides of the track and roadbed.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1913~  
Partner(s):
The History Center
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 395
Past 30 days: 5
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1913~
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Cherokee County - Rusk
Place
United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1913~  
Description:

Vintage postcard of prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary performing maintenance work on the Texas State Railroad, circa 1913. Armed guards supervise the prisoners, who are digging ditches along the sides of the track and roadbed.

Physical Description:

1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): East Texas Penitentiary | Rusk Penitentiary | guards | dogs | flat railroad cars
Partner:
The History Center
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth160198
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image