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This wood carving is a rare example of prison art documented as coming from the Elmira Reformatory in Elmira, New York. It was made by an unknown inmate for the Reformatory’s Teacher of Social Services, Peter J. Woloson. Mr. Woloson was a master craftsman who worked with inmates and often received gifts from them. This carved plaque features World War I soldiers and a frame with triangular areas of cross-hatching that resemble gunstock carving.
height 24.813 in, width 12.813 in