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Touring Philadelphia’s infamous Eastern State Penitentiary

Touring Philadelphia’s infamous Eastern State Penitentiary

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The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia once housed mobster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton. The 980-cell Gothic-style prison, where massive gargoyles sit menacingly above its high-walled stone entrance, closed in 1971 after 142 years. On April 30, 2014, former inmates reunited to tour the facility and answer questions about their time behind bars.

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The photography of Sam Holden

The photography of Sam Holden

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Sam Holden, a Baltimore-based photographer, died April 26, 2014 after collapsing suddenly while doing yard work on his father’s farm in Bel Air. He was 44. Holden worked as a freelance photographer for both national and local publications, including Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine. Todd Holden, Sam’s father, has graciously allowed The Darkroom to share some of his son’s work. View more of Sam’s work here.

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