Height 28.4 cm x Width 35.6 cm
A representation of the large inner yard of the Kingston Penitentiary, with the main building in the background and other buildings visible at left and right. In the centre of the composition a number of men work at various tasks, primarily working with limestone blocks of various sizes. Two men stand at left and right watching over the activities, and several horse-drawn carts are in the middle ground. “FH” is in black in the print at the lower right. “KINGSTON, ONT. – CONVICTS AT WORK IN THE YARD OF THE PENITENTIARY” is printed below the image at centre and “CANADIAN ILLUSTRATED NEWS JULY 5, 1873” is printed laterally at centre and bottom at right.