Toilet and sink for cell from Camp A at Angola prison

Manufactured by
Forte and Tablada Inc., American, founded 1961
Commissioned by
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
Medium
steel and fiberglass, paint, wax
Dimensions
H x W x D (With back plumbing attached): 36 3/4 × 15 × 38 in. (93.3 × 38.1 × 96.5 cm)
Type
cells
toilets
Place collected
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1972
Description
A toilet and sink combination for cell no. 3 from Camp A at Angola prison. The sink is above the toilet seat typically where a toilet reservoir is. The sink has small faucet with two knobs on either side. Attached to the back of the toilet are long threaded bolts and piping for attachment to plumbing system as well as for mounting to cell’s wall.
Topic
African American
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
2013.26.2.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Buildings and Structures
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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