The Joliet Prison Photographs
1890 to 1930
 

 
Image Inventory
 
    
 No:  Title  Circa  Size  Group  Qty
4   Fire Damage From Riot  1910 8x10 
6   Sallyport Wall, Left View  1900 8x10 
7   Sallyport Wall, Right View  1900 8x10 
10   Prison Industrial with dog  1900 8x10 
15   Fire Damage, Outside  1910 8x10 
26   Unknown Offical, cracked plate.  1915 8x10 
28   Unknown Offical  1915 8x10 
29   Unknown Offical  1915 8x10 
31   Unknown Offical  1915 8x10 
32   Unknown Offical, Possibly Warden Edmund Allen  1915 8x10 
35   Unknown Officals at Gate, 1  1910 8x10 
36   Unknown Officals at Gate, 2  1910 8x10 
37   Unknown Offical with Seven Women  1910 8x10 
43   Cellblock, Outside Wall  1900 8x10 
44   Cell with Two Male Prisoners  1915 8x10 
45   Riot Damage  1900 8x10 
48   Four Chaplin's Assistants  1915 8x10 
54   Prison Honor Band on Hillside  1915 8x10 
55   Prison Honor Band in Studio  1915 8x10 
59   Prison Honor Band  1915 8x10 
60   Prison Honor Band at Main Entrance, broken  1915 8x10 
61   Prison Honor Band at Main Entrance  1915 6.5x8.5 
63   Walsh Memorial with Inmates  1915 6.5x8.5 
64   To The Memory of William Walsh  1915 6.5x8.5 
65   Library with One Office and Three Inmates  1915 6.5x8.5 
67   Prison Hospital, Est. 1895  1900 6.5x8.5 
74   Quarry, West Side  1910 8x10 
75   Quarry, South View  1910 6.5x8.5 
76   Fire Station, Outside  1915 8x10 
78   Power Generator with Two Operators  1910 8x10 
79   Power Generator  1915 8x10 
86   Contraband, Left  1910 6.5x8.5 
87   Contraband, Right Side  1910 6.5x8.5 
88   Contraband, Right  1910 8x10 
89   Women's Prison SW View  1900 6.5x8.5 
94   Cell for Female Prisoner  1915 6.5x8.5 
95   Women's Training Kitchen, broken  1900 6.5x8.5 
98   Brooms from Prison Industries  1915 8x10 
137   Stateville Under Construction with Tour  1920 5x8 
183   July 4th Celebration  1890 5x7 
184   Center Cellblock of Women's Prison  1890 5x7 
186   Shoe Factory  1900 8x10 
187   Power House, Distribution Room  1900 8x10 
197   Collage  1890 5x8 

(There are approximately 200 images in the collection,
this database is being updated on a regular basis.) 
 

 
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1981.
 
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