Battle of Alcatraz

This aerial photo shows groups of convicts (right of image) as they are herded in the compound of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. With the initial flare-up, which caused Warden James Johnston to throw a master electric switch closing all cell doors, the felons were trapped in the yard and were unable to return to cells. In the enclosure they are being closely guarded as the battle of Alcatraz raged on. Note patrol boats skirting the shores. Photo by Jack Lembeck. (Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)
This aerial photo shows groups of convicts (right of image) as they are herded in the compound of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. With the initial flare-up, which caused Warden James Johnston to throw a master electric switch closing all cell doors, the felons were trapped in the yard and were unable to return to cells. In the enclosure they are being closely guarded as the battle of Alcatraz raged on. Note patrol boats skirting the shores. Photo by Jack Lembeck. (Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)
Battle of Alcatraz
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Credit:
Bettmann / Contributor
Editorial #:
1219920661
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Bettmann
Date created:
03 May, 1946
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6742 x 4831 px (57.08 x 40.90 cm) - 300 dpi - 15 MB