United States Penitentiary Alcatraz poster by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, featuring a 1950s black and white aerial photograph of the island, with San Francisco in the background.

Unframed Poster - United States Penitentiary Alcatraz

P-20082

Regular price $9.95
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Take your Alcatraz memories home with this stunning poster, featuring a dramatic bird’s-eye view of the infamous island. This unique view of the Rock was photographed in 1950 during Alcatraz’s federal penitentiary period (1934-1963). During this time, inmates, correctional officers, and staff families lived and worked on the island, leading—for the most part—quiet and uneventful lives. Meanwhile, on the mainland, public imagination was captivated by the mysterious island in the middle of San Francisco Bay.

Did You Know?

During the penitentiary years, speculation about life on Alcatraz was widespread, and high-profile inmate trials, dramatic escape attempts, and sensationalized stories of prison life added to the island’s mystique. By the time the penitentiary closed in 1963, the Rock was the subject of numerous Hollywood movies. Today, the island’s only residents are wild seabirds, but its popularity and mystique endure—each year, Alcatraz Island welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world to discover its many secrets.

Product specifications:

  • Dimensions: 22" wide x 18" tall
  • Printed in Northern California