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Prison inmates (one a female impersonator) in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914

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Prison inmates (one a female impersonator) in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914. From the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Smith. Their album, which spans the years 1910-1915, depicts the living conditions and activities of San Quentin inmates.

Item Information:

Identifier
3484zg951
Collection
Prison Photographs
Institution
Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Contributor(s)
Smith, Richard M.
Smith, Genevieve
Date Created
circa 1914
Dates Covered
1910s
Genre
Photographs
Places
California > Marin County > San Quentin State Prison
Topic(s)
Crossdressing
Female impersonators
Plays
Prisoners
Prisons
Vaudeville
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
Black and White; 19 x 12 cm.
Language
English
Rights
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