Panama soldiers guarding a village on the route from Columbia


Material Information

Panama soldiers guarding a village on the route from Columbia
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers
Place of Publication:
New York
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Soldiers   ( fast )
Children   ( fast )
Buildings   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America


Many boy soldiers posing at attention with U.S. military officers, guarding a village on route from Columbia.
Scope and Content:
Brothers Elmer and Bert Underwood founded Underwood & Underwood in 1880 in Ottawa, Kansas. Starting with door to door sales and eventually branching out into freelance photography work, the brothers' company grew large enough to relocate to New York City in 1891. At the turn of the century the firm was selling 300,000 stereographs a year. After stereograph production was discontinued in the 1920s, Underwood & Underwood sold its stereographic stock to The Keystone View Company. Source:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.2.67
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6476 We are about thirty-six hours' journey from the
city of Panama, up in the wild interior of the country
S near the Colombian frontier. There are no roads about
here. The Bayano river forms a natural highway, and-
canoes hollowed out of single logs are the chief vehicles
of transportation. The village we see here is the largest
for many miles around. It has in itself no industrial or
commercial importance, but, being not far from the
Colombian frontier, a military guard was stationed here
for some time during the critical period following Pana-
ma's declaratiofi of Independence (November, 1903).
Notice the extraordinary youth of some of these defen-
ders of the land-they are actually urchins of twelve
years or less; under military discipline and drawing
Government pay! Their equipment; like their physique,
leaves a good deal to be desired, but their spirit is excel-
lent and, if necessary, they would. doubtless show good
fighting qualities. Tropical America never lacks citizens
ready to handle a rifle in times of political commotion.
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The people who live in these huts of palm and
bamboo get their living easily, raising a little rice and
sugar-cane, and gathering bananas, bread fruit and
cdcoan;uts. There are no schools and no shops of any
account, S.panish, Indian and negro elements are com-
bined in the present generation.,
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Boy soldiers at -eat vi.e e Panama
Trc" jeu,soh )t:;.das 1 eilaeiigene Panama.
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Nifios soldados en suLI pueblo natal, Panama..
Soldatgossar i en by af infodingar-Panama.
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