Originally, the site was the entrance to an 1870s tunnel used by soldiers to cross to the opposite side of the island. In 1910, the Army built the morgue, which contained three vaults and an examination table.
Deceased Army personnel from Alcatraz were buried in the military cemetery on Angel Island. When the burial ground was closed in the early 1900s, funerals were conducted at the National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco.
The morgue structure has a steel door, a grated skylight, and a hard, scored examination slab. It had only one documented use - overnight storage of bodies of prisoners who died after the last boat run.
No autopsies were performed there. All deceased inmates were brought back to the mainland and...
As a youth, I was constantly drawing, painting, and experimenting in fine arts. Also, I had a strong interest in architecture. Today, I enjoy photography, history, drawing and painting.
I labored over 25 years in a pre-World War II aluminum mill, some of the time on catwalks above two-thousand degree, electrically charged molten metal. At the height of my career the plug was pulled when various globalist financiers ravaged the company. In my mid-40s, I returned to college and re-educated as a computer network engineer. I currently work for local government.
My wife is a Kyoto, Japan native, so I have photographed that area extensively and some of that will probably show up in my work here.
Thank you for stopping by, and I wish...
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