Poster for Sweetheart's Ball at Alcatraz Penitenitiary

Title

Poster for Sweetheart's Ball at Alcatraz Penitenitiary

Description

Alcatraz was more than just an island prison on the San Francisco Bay. Since the island was so far away from the mainland, the prison had facilities for all the officers that lived there. They raised families in their own houses, and had their own social functions in their day-to-day lives. They also had a social club with a soda fountain, bowling alley, and a small convenience store. Their children would take the boats out in order to attend school. Though the prison took up most of the island, the people who lived in Alcatraz were more like a small town with a unique job population.

Creator

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Date

1953-1963

Source

https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/alca/exb/FederalPrison/Officers/leisureFamily/goga13712_ballPoster2_exb.jpg

Relation

Rights

A hand-drawn written poster with cut out images pasted on. It’s advertising a Valentine’s day ball, located in the social hall.

For further exploration please visit 
http://www.alcatrazhistory.com

Publisher

National Park Service

Contributor

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

Alcatraz, Prison, San Francisco, Sweetheart's Ball

Coverage

California

Files

https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/alca/exb/FederalPrison/Officers/leisureFamily/goga13712_ballPoster2_exb.jpg

Reference

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Poster for Sweetheart's Ball at Alcatraz Penitenitiary, National Park Service, 1953-1963

Cite As

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, “Poster for Sweetheart's Ball at Alcatraz Penitenitiary,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed October 7, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/188.