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Lorton Reformatory: Slide Show Narration

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
For the exhibition Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time, the narrator provides a short history as well as a description of the architectural look and feel of Lorton Reformatory. The dormitories, dining halls, barber shop, chapel, art studio, infirmary, arts and crafts building, ball field, miniature golf course, educational building, and maximum security cells are described. The narrator speaks of the marketable skills the inmates acquire in the barber shop, print shop, tag shop, garment shop, and car maintenance shop. The artistic pursuits of the inmates through the Inner Voices group, theatrical and band performances, and arts and crafts are also described.
Narration. Part of Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Date
circa 1970
Extent
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Topic
African Americans
Prisons
Prisoners
Arts in prisons
Museum exhibits
Place
Lorton (Va.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Series Citation
Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Audiovisual Records, Exhibition Records AV03-053, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-053, Item ACMA AV003328-1
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003328-2
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