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PHOTOS FROM THE TOMBS

Source: Brooklyn Public Library
A photo of the first Tombs building also known as The 'New York Halls of Justice and House of Detention'. Built in 1838, it was designed by the English born John Haviland and was based on an engraving of an ancient Egyptian mausoleum.
A photo of the first Tombs building also known as The ‘New York Halls of Justice and House of Detention’. Built in 1838, it was designed by the English born John Haviland and was based on an engraving of an ancient Egyptian mausoleum.
A cell on the infamous 'Murderer's Row' in the Tombs prison.

A cell on the infamous 'Murderer's Row' in the Tombs prison.

 

Source: http://www.ccwkeepaccount.com/historical_photos_new_york.htm

The Second Tombs Building, also known as the 'Manhattan House of Detention' replaced the first building in 1902 and was used until 1941 when the third Tombs was built.

The Second Tombs Building, also known as the 'Manhattan House of Detention' replaced the first building in 1902 and was used until 1941 when the third Tombs was built.

 The Tombs and the 'Bridge of Sighs', the bridge all prisoners had to walk across to get to the execution yard.

 

 

 

MCDONALD CLARKE

Source: Wikipedia

The 'Mad Poet' Mcdonald Clarke. He was an inspiration and a peer to Walt Whitman.

The 'Mad Poet' Mcdonald Clarke. He was an inspiration and a peer to Walt Whitman.

Source: The Whitman Archive

A printing of 'The Death and Burial of McDonald Clarke'

A printing of 'The Death and Burial of McDonald Clarke'

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