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Mrs. Genevieve Smith, the Women's Matron, in her office in the woman's ward of San Quentin State Prison, circa 1915 [photograph]
Smith, Richard M
Smith, Genevieve
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1915
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
San Quentin Prison - Dr. Leo Stanley Collection, c.1910-1915
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Mrs. Genevieve Smith, the Women's Matron, in her office in Woman's Ward at San Quentin Prison, circa 1915. The prison housed women until 1932. San Quentin State Prison opened in 1852 making it California’s oldest prison. Inmate labor built the prison on 20 acres of land in Marin County near San Rafael. This iimage is from the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Smith. Their album, which spans the years 1910-1915, depicts the living conditions and activities of San Quentin inmates.
1 photographic print ; 11 x 19 cm.
A. 1925.002.098
California State Prison at San Quentin
California State Prison at San Quentin--Pictorial works
Prisoners 1910-1940
Women prisoners
Smith, Genevieve
Marin County (Calif)
California State Prison at San Quentin

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