[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

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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.

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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 834 times , with 8 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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The History Center

The History Center is a public history and archives center that collects, preserves, and makes available the history of its region for the educational use and benefit of present and future generations. Located deep in the heart of the East Texas piney woods of Diboll, it also has exhibits that help interpret the area's rich cultural and natural history.

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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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[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad], postcard, 1913~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160198/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The History Center.