Inmate at a loom

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

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Pentonville Prison A photograph of an inmate of Pentonville Prison, London, making carpets or matting on a loom, taken by Captain Lewis
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A photograph of an inmate of Pentonville Prison, London, making carpets or matting on a loom, taken by Captain Lewis in 1871. This man sits at his loom dressed in prison uniform. Around him are arranged the basic contents of his cell, a mattress, stool and table for books and other items. Propped at the back of the table is a list of rules and regulations for working in the prison.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1987-5182
type:
albumen print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
  • print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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