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Black and white photograph of prisoners boarding ship from one Gulag construction site, the Belomorkanal, to another, the Moscow-Volga canal.

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs of the interior of a prisoner railcar. The image shows passengers on a crowded transport train dealing with normal bodily functions while trying to maintain some sense of the privacy of regular life by holding up a blanket. Kersnovskaia writes in the accompanying text that for people from Bessarabia it was a real torture to deal with these "necessities" in a railcar, because they were brought up to believe that all nakedness was shameful.

Black and white photograph of train standing at station, attended by two station masters, labeled as Solovki Railway passenger coaches.

A Black Maria or Black Raven--a truck specially equipped with tiny prison cells for hauling prisoners around while appearing to be a regular delivery truck. This Black Maria is in the collection of the Gulag Museum at Perm 36.