Rare 1880's Photos

The following photos were recently acquired, and are among the oldest known images of the Anamosa prison. Click on the thumbnail for the full-sized image. Suggestion: let all the thumbnails fully load before clicking on the images.

Below: Quarry gang returns to the prison on handcar

Below:Laying rail line to the prison gate

Below: Looking east from atop the west wall

Below: Inmates in striped clothing

Below: Insane Ward inmates