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Oregon State Board of Control Records Guide

Prison Tobacco Dispenser


A Penitentiary inmate reaches for a pack of cigarettes from a new tobacco dispenser in 1953. The sign reads 'Do not waste or hoard this tobacco. Use all you wish but take one at a time. It will be here tomorrow!'

A Penitentiary inmate reaches for a pack of cigarettes from a new tobacco dispenser in 1953. The sign reads "Do not waste or hoard this tobacco. Use all you wish but take one at a time. It will be here tomorrow!" (Board of Control Records, Photographs, box 2, folder 27-3, separated from Penitentiary Correspondence)

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310