[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.

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1913~.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by The History Center to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 729 times , with 16 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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The History Center

The History Center presents a selection of its rich collection of photographs and historical documents. Located deep in the heart of the beautiful East Texas piney woods in Diboll, Texas, The History Center's holdings include manuscripts, business and local government records, maps, newspapers, oral histories, books, and more than 250,000 photographs.

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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.

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Texas History Collection

Drawn from collections at the UNT Libraries and various partners, these materials about Texas history include artifacts, books, documents, manuscripts, photographs, maps, letters, and more.

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  • 1913~

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  • June 8, 2011, 5:05 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad], postcard, 1913~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160198/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The History Center.