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  • All fields: Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.
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    • Robert Manley head of Identification Bureau

    • Men sitting in chairs smoke cigarettes in an office at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Interior furnishings include a roll- top desk with a globe, a phone, and other items on it; a spittoon is on the floor. Calendars (July 1949) on...
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    • 1949
    • Voc. machine shop at medium security

    • Inmates (one Black) at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, use metalworking machinery under hanging, shaded flourescent lights. Wheeled tool carts are among vise mounted tables; a gas heater is on the interior block wall. Corrugated...
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    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Richard F. Heilman

    • Heilman, recaptured after the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a rifle aimed at his blood spattered, half shaved head. His hand, wounded by gunshot, is wrapped in bloody rags; he sits holding it. The guard...
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    • 1948
    • Pressing the search for James B. Sherbondy

    • Responding to the 1947 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, National Guardsmen surround a 1930's hardtop sedan. They wear helmets, double-breasted top coats, and carry automatic and semi- automatic machine guns. Snow covers...
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    • 1947
    • Pressing the search for James Sherbondy

    • Responding to an escape from the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, these soldiers carry rifles (one with a telescopic sight.) They wear helmets, double breasted trenchcoats, or fur lined jackets. One crouches over a pile of sticks; snow...
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    • 1947
    • Colorado penitentiary escapees

    • R. L. Freeman (kidnapper) is escorted by guards after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. His hair is close cropped and partly shaved; his pants and shirt have stencilled numbers. The guards dressed...
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    • 1948
    • New store room

    • Frame scaffolding tops this concrete foundation at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Piled dirt and rock, power poles, a cutting torch cart with oxygen and acetylene tanks, and another piece of machinery, possibly a concrete mixer,...
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    • 1948
    • Schwarzmiller captured after his break in 1947

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller lays on the floor of Warden Best's office, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A paper matchbook, paper cup, and the shoes of his captors surround him.
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    • 1948
    • Typical cell

    • Retracted bars reveal the interior of this prison cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Porcelain sinks alternate with beds, and the wall is hung with framed images of puppies, a clipper ship, and men on a raft. A calendar has a...
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    • 1944
    • Colorado penitentiary break 1947

    • Laying on a wadded, pinstriped prison mattress at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, this recaptured escapee has his hand to his mouth. Men write on pads of paper; one wears a baseball cap. A man in a tweed jacket and smoking a...
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    • 1947
    • Colorado penitentiary escapes

    • Guards carry a slumping convict (R. L. Freeman, kidnapper) through interior barred gates at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Snow is on their pants, shoes and hats. Men stand in the foreground; one holds a cigar.
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    • 1947
    • Colorado prisoners break 12/31/47

    • Lying on a wadded, pinstriped mattress, this captured escapee from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, appears defiant in his dungarees, shirt and stained jacket. Interior prison bars are behind him; the man squatting in the foreground...
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    • 1947
    • Coring apples

    • Inmates (some Black) sitting on metal stools at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, work at benches with central conveyor belts, buckets and faucets. They wear denim and striped clothes, golf and fedora hats. Interior electric light...
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    • 1945
    • Died toward Ransk guard in uniform

    • Orville J. Turley, escapee from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, lays dead in the snow. Convicted for the 1915 murder of Emma G. Wise in Denver, this was how his second escape attempt ended. Men in Fedoras and trenchcoats and guards...
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    • 1947
    • Warden Roy Best

    • Warden Roy Best is surrounded by law officers holding rifles, and reporters, at the State Penitentiary, Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, during filming of the movie "Canon City." One newsman writes in a notepad; another holds a microphone with...
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    • 1948
    • Warden Roy Best

    • Roy Best, Warden of the State Penitentiary, sits at his desk, wearing a tie and sweater, Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado. Smoking, he holds weapons crudely fashioned by inmates. The mess on his desk includes a letter opener, a matchbook, packs...
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    • [between 1945 and 1950?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary break 1947 Werner Schwarzmiller, convict

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, glares as Warden Roy Best pulls his shirt. Blood on his head, face and clothes is the result of hammer blows dealt by Mrs. Oliver,...
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    • 1948
    • Old entry to prison late 40's

    • Chain-link fence edges the parking lot at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado; where 1940's sedans are parked. The stone prison entrance building has barred windows and an American flag on the roof. The hogback is in the background.
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    • [1945 to 1950?]
    • Colorado Penitentiary break of 1947 Joe Colgan

    • Joe Colgan aims the hand-built shotgun used in the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He wears a jacket, plaid muffler, guard cap, spectacles, and has a cigarette in his mouth. Framed pictures and drapes are on the...
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    • 1948
    • Colorado prison break

    • Laying inside of a soft top truck after his 1947 escape and recapture from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, John Smalley is flanked by crouching men in winter coats. The interior dashboard has "Willy's" embossed in the center over gauges.
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    • 1948
    • Ailie "Dick" Smith shot in shootout with prison escapees

    • Rancher Ailie "Dick" Smith, lies in a hospital bed after being wounded in the elbow during a shootout with prisoners at his ranch. The inmates, who included John Klinger, made an escape attempt from the State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont...
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    • 1948
    • Ailie "Dick" Smith, shot in shootout at ranch

    • Rancher Ailie "Dick" Smith, grimaces as he lies in a hospital bed after being wounded in the elbow during a shootout with prisoners at his ranch. The inmates, who included John Klinger, made an escape attempt from the State Penitentiary in Canon...
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    • 1948
    • Inmates watching the movie "Canon City" being filmed

    • Convicts look down from interior pipe railed metal balconies at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, during the filming of the movie "Canon City." Warden Roy Best, guards and inmates were used as extras in the film.
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    • 1948

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