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Title
[African American performer, Sister Kate] (6 views)
Date Created and/or Issued
[1933]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
Shows African American prisoner/performer dressed in ruffled two-piece outfit and hat. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920."
View 1 (2012-0024) -- view 2 (2012-0025) -- view 3 (2012-0026) -- view 4 (2012-0027) -- view 5 (2012-0028). "Sister Kate" -- handwritten on verso -- view 6 (2012-0029).
Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inmates held a field and track day. 1933 was 20th and consisted of some 29 atheletic events, stunts, chorus girls and vaudeville acts performed by prisoners. Was sponsored by Frank G. O'Kane of the Olympic Club. Some 5000 inmates attended.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
6 photographic prints ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller and 5 x 4 in.
Identifier
(C)001455453CSL01-Aleph
Language
English
Subject
California State Prison at San Quentin--Photographs
African American prisoners--California--San Quentin--Photographs
Prisons--California--San Quentin
Prisoners--California--San Quentin
Track athletics--California--San Quentin
Vaudeville shows--California--San Quentin
Cross dressing--California--San Quentin
San Quentin (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
San Quentin
San Quentin (Calif.)

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