Inmates sharpening tools

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

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Pentonville Prison A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, sharpening tools at a grindstone, taken by Captain Lewis
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A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, sharpening tools at a grindstone, taken by Captain Lewis in 1871. All three men wear prison uniform. One man turns the large grinding wheel as the other two sharpen tools on it.

A photograph of inmates of Pentonville Prison, London, sharpening tools at a grindstone, taken by Captain Lewis in 1871.

All three men wear prison uniform. One man turns the large grinding wheel as the other two sharpen tools on it.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1987-5183
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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