• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Alcatraz Island Photo Gallery

GOGA 35266 004 Alcatraz inmate band in dining room with four-man tables front image
Inmate band in dining room, Alcatraz
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Arnold W. Peters Alcatraz Papers, GOGA 35266.004
 

Alcatraz Island has a unique and varied history of identities, including a seacoast fortification, federal penitentiary, natural preserve, and a land occupied by Native Americans. In this gallery, explore albums targeting these and other topics, including the Army period, federal prison period, Indian occupation, contemporary, and projects and events.

Images within these albums may be used for any legitimate non-commercial public or press use with proper credit given to the National Park Service. If you have any questions or additional information on these images, please contact the Park Archives and Records Center’s reference archivist at 415-561-2807 or e-mail us.

 

Did You Know?

image of historic silverware from Alcatraz Island

The GGNRA museum collection, one of the larger and more diverse museum collections in the National Park Service system, contains historic documents, photographs, natural history specimens, archeological artifacts, fine and decorative art objects, furniture, vehicles, uniforms and historic firearms.