[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad] Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title [Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

Date

  • Creation: 1913~

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Texas State Railroad.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Convict labor -- Texas, East.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads -- Texas, East -- Design and construction.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States -- Texas, East.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Prisoners -- Texas, East.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Transportation - Railroads
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Government and Law - Law Enforcement
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Construction
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Groups
  • Keyword: East Texas Penitentiary
  • Keyword: Rusk Penitentiary
  • Keyword: guards
  • Keyword: dogs
  • Keyword: flat railroad cars

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Cherokee County - Rusk
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1913~

Collection

  • Name: Texas History Collection
    Code: THC

Institution

  • Name: The History Center
    Code: FWHC

Resource Type

  • Postcard

Format

  • Image

Note