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  • Inside Sing Sing Prison and The Mutual Welfare League

    Inside Sing Sing Prison and The Mutual Welfare League

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    Forty miles north of New York City, “up the Hudson River,” Sing Sing Prison got a new warden in 1915. Thomas Mott Osborne ushered in a wave of penal reform. Out went the lockstep, in came (limited) prisoner self-governance. T. Fred Robbins, a nearby photographer and constable, was allowed to document many of the changes…

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Oliver Pollak

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Hotel histories mirror much of America’s business, industry, and society. The Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, is a perfect example of how wealth and opportunity lace the pages of history together. It is a happy circumstance that those pages are illustrated with vintage postcards.

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