DOMINICK ARMOCCITO: INMATE NUMBER 4461 AT THE COLORADO STATE PENITENTIARY IN CANON CITY, COLORADO (CIRCA 1900)

Meet Dominick Armoccito, inmate number 4461. Actually, you wouldn’t want to meet Dominick Armoccito. When this photograph was taken, he was on his way to the Colorado State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado. He was charged with Assault to Rape and sentenced to one year of prison.  At the time that this image was made, he was 32 years-old and weighed 139 pounds and was 5 feet and 2 1/2 inches tall. His complexion was sallow (sickly yellowish hue), and he had brown eyes and black hair. He worked as a laborer prior to jail. He was sentenced in Chaffee County, Colorado. The preceding information about convict Armoccito was all hand written on the back of the mug shot. The photographer of this photograph is unknown and the location where the photograph was taken was likely Canon City. Research reveals that Armoccito’s inmate number indicates that he began his sentence sometime between 1895 and 1902.

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  1. This appears to be the same person, I think, shown as Dominick Armicico on the 1900 Census, then living in Poncha Springs, Chaffee, Colorado, where he was working as a farm laborer. He stated that he was born in Italy in March 1871 and immigrated to the United States in 1893. This would imply a date of around 1903 for the photograph.

    I can only see one suitable candidate arriving in the US in 1893:
    Domenico Armocida arrived on board the SS Colombo from Naples, Italy on 1 Apr 1893, when he stated he was aged 31 and was from Novia Ruggiero. The ages don’t match, but that would not be unusual.


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