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Guard tower from Camp H at Angola Prison

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Commissioned by
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
Medium
steel and concrete
Dimensions
255 × 108 × 84 in. (647.7 × 274.3 × 213.4 cm)
Type
towers (single built works)
Place collected
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1900-1950
Description
A steel and concrete tower with external stairway that sits on a raised platform. The tower has a window on each of its four sides. A doorway is on the side closest to the metal stairs. The tower has a corrugated metal roof.
Topic
African American
American South
Labor
Prisons
Rural life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola
Object number
2013.26.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Buildings and Structures
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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