Exhibitions/ Art Object

Frank Smith, Kansas State Penitentiary

Unknown (American)
September 13, 1931
Gelatin silver print
Image: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852
The presence of prison bars dominates this press photographs of a recently booked inmate. Frank Smith had just been recommitted to prison on an illegal gun charge after having served a twenty-six-year sentence for murder. According to one report, "he’s glad to be back."
[...]; [Winter Works on Paper, New York]; [ZieherSmith, New York]

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