Inmates at work

Made:
1870-1871 in Pentonville (HM Prison)
maker:
Capt. Lewis

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Pentonville Prison A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, employed in construction work, taken by Captain Lewis
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A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, employed in construction work, taken by Captain Lewis in 1870. Wearing prison uniform these men are harnessed to a wheel for grinding or crushing rocks. A guard looks on in the background.

A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, employed in construction work, taken by Captain Lewis in 1870.

Wearing prison uniform these men are harnessed to a wheel for grinding or crushing rocks. A guard looks on in the background.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1987-5180
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
  • print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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