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San Quentin Prisoners Performing Onstage

Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inmates held a field and track day. 1933 was 20th and consisted of some 29 athletic events, stunts, chorus girls and vaudeville acts performed by prisoners. Was sponsored by Frank G. O'Kane of the Olympic Club. Some 5000 inmates attended

Item Information

Identifier
3484zg969
Collection
Prison Photographs
Institution
California State Library
Creator(s)
Unknown
Date Created
1933
circa 1920
Dates Covered
circa 1920
Genre
Photographs
Subject(s)
Poetry of Motion
Smith and Griffith
Places
California > Marin County > San Quentin State Prison
Topic(s)
African-americans
Crossdressing
Prisoners
Prisons
Vaudeville
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
Black and White; 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.
Language
English
Related URL
https://calisphere.org/item/2d0839c955df73bef2acb9f44800e541/
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