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Penitentiary, Philadelphia. Original Antique Engraved Print. Circa. 1850.

$24.99

Penitentiary, Philadelphia. Original Antique Engraved Print. Circa. 1850.

$24.99

Title: Penitentiary, Philadelphia.

Artist: Unknown.
Engraver: Unknown.
Publisher: J. and F. Tallis, London and New York.
Source: History of The United States of America, From The Earliest Period To The Present Time.
Date: Circa. 1850.
Size: approx. 10 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches.

Description: Original antique engraved print of Penitentiary, Philadelphia. The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue and was operational from 1829 until 1971. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment.

Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held there. James Bruno (Big Joe) and several male relatives were incarcerated here between 1936-1948 for the alleged murders in the Kelayres Massacre of 1934, before they were pardoned.

This print also has three detailed vinaigrette’s of writing implements, Penn disputing with Lord Baltimore concerning the proprietorship of Delaware in 1682 and Penn revisits the colony in 1699.

Condition: Very Good –
Light foxing, browning and some soiling.

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Title: Penitentiary, Philadelphia.

Artist: Unknown.
Engraver: Unknown.
Publisher: J. and F. Tallis, London and New York.
Source: History of The United States of America, From The Earliest Period To The Present Time.
Date: Circa. 1850.
Size: approx. 10 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches.

Description: Original antique engraved print of Penitentiary, Philadelphia. The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue and was operational from 1829 until 1971. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment.

Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held there. James Bruno (Big Joe) and several male relatives were incarcerated here between 1936-1948 for the alleged murders in the Kelayres Massacre of 1934, before they were pardoned.

This print also has three detailed vinaigrette’s of writing implements, Penn disputing with Lord Baltimore concerning the proprietorship of Delaware in 1682 and Penn revisits the colony in 1699.

Condition: Very Good –
Light foxing, browning and some soiling.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
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