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Lorton Reformatory: Slide Show Narration

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Lorton Reformatory
Lorton Correctional Complex (Washington, D.C.)
Inner Voices (Drama group)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Lorton (Va.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
The exhibition, Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time, explored the artistic expression, poetry, and performance created by Lorton Reformatory inmates. The exhibit was held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from October 1970 to November 1970.
Summary:
For the exhibition Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time, the narrator provides a short history as well as a description of the architectural look and feel of Lorton Reformatory. The dormitories, dining halls, barber shop, chapel, art studio, infirmary, arts and crafts building, ball field, miniature golf course, educational building, and maximum security cells are described. The narrator speaks of the marketable skills the inmates acquire in the barber shop, print shop, tag shop, garment shop, and car maintenance shop. The artistic pursuits of the inmates through the Inner Voices group, theatrical and band performances, and arts and crafts are also described.
Narration. Part of Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Cite as:
Lorton Reformatory: Slide Show Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-053, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Prisons
Prisoners
Arts in prisons
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV003328-1
ACMA AV003328-2
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