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Lorton Reformatory: Slide Show Narration

Object Details

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Narrator provides a history of Lorton Reformatory and describes the architectural look and feel of Lorton. descibes the buildings - dormatory, dining hall, barbershop, chapel, art studio He talks about the buildings built and maintained by the inmates talks about the artwork acreated by the inmates, and the duties inmates performs for the district and federal government. Skills inmates learn at Lorton. Drama group, band musicians
Narration. Part of Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Exhibition Records. AV003328-2: consistent beeps throughout recording. Undated.
circa 1970s
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Archival materials
Sound recordings
African Americans
Arts in prisons
Museum exhibits
Lorton (Va.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
African American
Series Citation
Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Audiovisual Records, Exhibition Records AV03-053, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.03-053, Item ACMA AV003328-1
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003328-2
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