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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 1970s
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:
Narrator provides a history of Lorton Reformatory and describes the architectural look and feel of Lorton. descibes the buildings - dormatory, dining hall, barbershop, chapel, art studio He talks about the buildings built and maintained by the inmates talks about the artwork acreated by the inmates, and the duties inmates performs for the district and federal government. Skills inmates learn at Lorton. Drama group, band musicians
Narration. Part of Lorton Reformatory: Beyond Time Exhibition Records. AV003328-2: consistent beeps throughout recording. 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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