State-issued prison clothing and soap photographs   Save
State-issued prison clothing and soap photographs
Description: Three photographs showing soap and clothing items issued to early twentieth century prisoners at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio. The photograph in the upper left depicts two patterned, folded handkerchiefs or bandanas, a pair of overalls, and a folded, button-down shirt. The image on the upper right shows a pair of men's pants, with a label directly underneath that has "MEN'S PANTS" typed on it. The clothes appear to be denim fabric, which could mean they were issued for work purposes. The photograph at the bottom shows three blocks of white soap. Each block of soap appears to be stamped with the words "MADE FOR STATE USE BY OHIO BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION." A typewritten label underneath this image states "STATE BATH & LAUNDRY SOAP" with "Ca 1911-21" handwritten. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08367
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio); Prisons--Ohio
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)