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Prisoner Pictures

Prisoner Pictures

When the prison first opened, no photographs of inmates were taken. Though prisoner Number 283, Bernardino Martinez, was photographed in 1984. The prisoners were simply seated in front of the camera and photographed straight on. It wasn't until 1902 that prisoner Number 1873, Eugene Daly, was photographed using the mirror to capture a profile at the same time. This method was used until the prison closed in 1909.

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