Prisoner chained in iron collar in the Muscogee county, Georgia prison, 1931

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Title

Prisoner chained in iron collar in the Muscogee county, Georgia prison, 1931

Subject

Chain gangs, Southern prisons, prison conditions, Prison torture methods, 1930s

Description

Photo of a black prisoner in Georgia wearing an iron collar and sitting in the wooden cage that functioned as housing. Notes by Spivak on the back read, "Chained by neck and feet to iron cage: Muscogee county, Ga. near Columbus, Ga. This convict had had the iron collar around his neck for 2 months, and was forced to be in his bunk all the time except during working hours, where he was chained doubly and 'kept under the gun'".

Creator

Spivak John L. (John Louis) 1897-1981

Date

1931

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1930s, American South, Georgia

Format

jpg

Publisher

Harry Ransom Center

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Source

Harry Ransom Center, John L. (John Louis) Spivak Literary File, circa 1931, Container 1

Citation

Spivak John L. (John Louis) 1897-1981, “Prisoner chained in iron collar in the Muscogee county, Georgia prison, 1931,” Subverting Silence: Uplifting Marginalized Conversations, accessed June 26, 2022, https://givingvoicetohiddenhistories.omeka.net/items/show/70.

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