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National Historic Landmark - Eastern State Penitentiary
National Historic Landmark - Eastern State Penitentiary

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Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Date: Jun 27, 2014
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2014

What extra points?
Designed by John Haviland and opened on October 25, 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary. Eastern State's revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the "Pennsylvania System" or Separate system, encouraged separate confinement (the warden was legally required to visit every inmate every day, and the overseers were mandated to see each inmate three times a day) as a form of rehabilitation.

The Pennsylvania System was opposed contemporaneously by the Auburn System (also known as the New York System), which held that prisoners should be forced to work together in silence, and could be subjected to physical punishment (Sing Sing prison was an example of the Auburn system). Although the Auburn system was favored in the United States, Eastern State's radial floor plan and system of solitary confinement was the model for over 300 prisons worldwide.

Place: 12 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.4054
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 349
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 74
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2014 03:49:45 PM
Awesome perspective. It draws your eyes in very intensely.
07/06/2014 07:35:44 AM
Great image, even like it more than the one on your front page [commenting only].
07/04/2014 08:16:36 PM
Nice. You can feel the history here.
07/04/2014 05:03:54 PM
My favorite in this challenge - great shot!
06/30/2014 12:15:44 AM
depressing ...

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