Photo of the Day – 5/15/13 (Forced Labor Prison Camp, 1930s)

15 May

Daily Photo — “Forced Labor Prison Camp, 1930s”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Young prisoner chained to a pick-axe in a 1930s forced labor prison camp in Texas, c. 1930s.

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Daily Photo


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3 responses to “Photo of the Day – 5/15/13 (Forced Labor Prison Camp, 1930s)

  1. mariannegv

    May 15, 2013 at 10:19 am

    It’s a good photo but it makes me feel sad. I can’t believe that this kind of things happened in the past.

    • NJBiblio

      May 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

      I have the same conflict/dilemma with this one. It’s an amazingly powerful photo and I like it as that, but the subject and background history is very disturbing.

  2. Catana

    May 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    If you look through Google images for slavery, you’ll find a very similar illustration with a Haitian slave bound in exactly the same way, and with an overseer standing over him with a raised whip. Probably from the 1800s. You’ll also find photos and drawings of various torture devices that slaves wore as punishment.


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