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"Stone Walls do not a Prison make" Equal Rights Amendment broadside, 1975

 Item — Box: 16, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

A broadside with the text, "Stone Walls do not a Prison make, Nor iron Bars a Jail; But 'til the E.R.A. is Won, We're only Out On Bail. Support the Equal Rights Amendment for American Womanhood!" The illustration is a reproduction of an engraving titled "Female Convicts at Work during the Silent Hour in Brixton Prison," which was first published in 1862 in The Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life by Henry Mayhew and John Binny. The text is a stanza adapted from the conclusion of the Richard Lovelace poem "To Althea, from Prison."


  • Creation: 1975

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Second Life Books in March 2020.

Processing Information

Processed in December 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA