The prisoner ledgers for Kingston Penitentiary in Ontario are filled with details of criminal life in the early 1900s. These four went to jail in August, 1913 at a time when conditions at the penitentiary were especially harsh. 172 more words
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With the exception of the paparazzi, it’s rare that a photographer faces outright hostility while on the job.
But part way through Geoffrey James’ 2013 photographic study of the notorious Kingston Penitentiary, he had a decidedly bad day. 855 more words
It can be easy to see historical figures as people who seem somehow disconnected from a personality. Sometimes you just can’t get excited about the old guy in the portrait, despite the laurels to his name, and history starts to appear ever more dull. 1,513 more words