Inmate making shoes

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

Albumen print by Captain Lewis, Pentonville Prison, 1871. A photograph of an inmate of Pentonville Prison, London, making shoes, taken by Captain Lewis in 1871. Around the prisoner 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.

A photograph of an inmate of Pentonville Prison, London, making shoes, taken by Captain Lewis in 1871.

Around the prisoner 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:
1987-5181
type:
albumen print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
  • print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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