On View
Power of Place Gallery
Exhibition
Power of Place
Manufactured by
Forte and Tablada Inc., American, founded 1961
Commissioned by
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
Date
ca. 1972
Medium
steel
Dimensions
H x W x D (measured on wood 2x4 frame): 60 × 81 × 30 1/4 in. (152.4 × 205.7 × 76.8 cm)
Description
A metal bunk bed for cell no. 3 from Camp A at Angola prison. The bunk bed has lipped edges for mattresses. The bed is supported by two long metal legs along the left side. On the right side on both the top and bottom bunks at the front and back are supports with holes so that the bed can be bolted to wall of prison cell.
Place collected
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Buildings and Structures
Type
cells
beds (furniture)
Topic
American South
Architecture
Prisons
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
2013.26.2.2a-m
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e302ba9-b54f-4b06-bce0-5cb363e348f2
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