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North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
North Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleNorth Dakota State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1920
DescriptionView of the prison from the outside. There is a tall gray wall with a guard tower on the right. On the left and behind the wall are the earliest facilities, constructed of red brick. In the background there is a large smokestack. Grass and a shed stand in the foreground. An unpaved road leads to the gate.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectLaw
Subject (LCTGM)Prisons
Sheds
Lawns
Smokestacks
Walls
Guardhouses
Towers
Roads
Gates
Postcards
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Penitentiary
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item NumberB0716-14
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Publisher of OriginalAmerican Import Co.
Place of PublicationMinneapolis (Minn.)
Transcription"State Penitentiary, Bismarck, N. Dak."--Printed on front of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryLand was appropriated for a territorial penitentiary to be located in Bismarck in 1881. The penitentiary opened for its first prisoners near Bismarck in 1885. The large smokestack is from the North Dakota State Penitentiary Twine and Cordage plant built in 1899.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0716-14)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0716-14
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