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Penitentiary, Philadelphia

ca. 1833
19th century
205 x 270 mm (8.1 x 10.6 in.)

C. Burton, American

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on wove paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Plate from a bound volume. James Archer did the majority of plates illustrating Hinto’s “History of the United States,” published in Boston, 1834.
Marks: Signed beneath margin, lower left: “C. Burton del.”; signed beneath margin, lower right: “J. Archer Sc”
Credit Line: Olin Library transfer, ca. 1957
Accession Number: 1983.28.1

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  • American Studies
  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • prisons - Use for places of confinement and correction run by state or federal authorities for those adults convicted to sentences over one year for serious crimes; developed since the late 18th century and generally characterized by cell and corridor plans with separation by offense and sex, and programs of rehabilitation provided as means toward prisoner reform. Use "jails" for places for offenders sentenced either for lesser crimes or for terms up to one year.

  • plate Dimensions: 205 x 270 mm (8.1 x 10.6 in.)

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