Side View, Center Wall, Showing Openings Where Buffers are to be Placed, Panama Canal


Material Information

Side View, Center Wall, Showing Openings Where Buffers are to be Placed, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Walls   ( fast )
Panama--Panama Canal   ( fast )
Steam shovels   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A single man viewing a steam shovel at rest and a central wall within the Panama Canal.
Scope and Content:
B. L. Singley founded The Keystone View Company in 1892 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The company quickly became the world's largest view company, having at least 250,000 negatives (of which some 50,000 were available as numbered views) by the 1930s. These images were meant to bring international experiences into the palm of the average person's hand, to be revisted in private or during social gatherings. It has been said that the ability of the stereograph to bring vicarious experiences to faraway people makes this medium parallel to the internet or television today. The Keystone View Company also focused on the educational value of their products, employing teams of people to write explanatory texts that were printed on the backs of the stereograph cards. This text, along with the imagery, presents the dominant vision of American ideals and interests during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Source 1: Source 2:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Rights Management:
Public Domain Presumed (e.g. expiry of copyright term): This item is presumed to be in the public domain. The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries respect the intellectual property rights of others and do not claim any copyright interest in this item. Users of this work have responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by fair use or other copyright exemptions. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.60
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21753-Side View, Center Wall, Showing Cpenings Where Cuffcrs are to be Placed,
Panama Canal.

On approaching the locks boats will tie what slower. IL
up at the center wall 1,000 feet from the twelve hours f-r
lock gates. From this point and until they distance of 50
have cleared safely the opposite end of the channel. Two
lock the boats will not use their power but tives similarly Ic
will be towed by electric motors, four be- of each boat t(
ing used for each boat. Two will be at- should be note
tached at the bow of the boat, one on the center wall are
center wall and one on the side wall to the the extension o
right: these two will advance the boat at tional precaution
a speed of half an hour through the in- of wood buffers
dividual locks, each of which has a length wall. The holes
of 1,000 feet. Thus three hours will be buffers are to be
consumed in passing through the locks, but prevent the boat
throughout the rest of the Canal the boats and thus prevent
will use their own power and may go at well as the gra(
full speed, except thrmuorh Culebra Cut, walls.
where they will be required to go some-
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n all it will require ten to
a vessel to cover the entire
miles through the Canal
additional electric locomo-
.cated, are used at the rear
o steady its progress. It
i that the motors on the
connected first because of
f the center wall. Addi-
i is taken by the insertion
in the sides of the center
here shown are where the
Placed: these buffers will
:s from touching the walls
nt injury to the boats as
dual wearing away cc the

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