Planning a model prison: Holloway, 1854

Victorian prisons may not be such a great topic for Christmas (except for Dickens, perhaps, in one of his bleaker moods) but as usual I’m guided by the things that I’ve found. Today we have one of the original ground plans for HM Prison Holloway.   It is signed by…

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Charles Henry Sanford’s cartographic book plate

1892 The Land of the Almighty Dollar, a critical account of the United Sates chiefly based on the author’s travels in New York and Chicago.   I’ve been dipping into it and the text is worthy of a post in itself, but I’m determined to stick to the point. I bought this…

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