Thatched Roof Native Home - Temporary Convicts' Corral in the Background, Near Old Panama, Canal Zone


Material Information

Thatched Roof Native Home - Temporary Convicts' Corral in the Background, Near Old Panama, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Huts   ( fast )
Housing   ( fast )
Children   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America


Several people pose outside a thatched roof Native hut.
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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.2.98
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Full Text

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21749-Thatched Roof Native Home-Temporary Convict's Corral in the Background,
Near Old Panama, Canal Zone.

The cabin in the immediate foreground is cities of Colon
a native home. Its architecture is described portant towns a
in views 21748 and 20871. The building in The roads are
the background is a corral for the convicts these places, an
stationed here. Of course this corral is of the other hand,
temporary structure because these convicts across the isthm
are transported from point to point, accord- from coast to
ing to where their labor is needed. opened is by me
The buildings shown in this view are which runs front
located near the ruins of old Panama.. The follows the cana
convicts here c-rralled are enrgaaed in the e'.st side. Befo;
task of road-building. In fact, the roads in the railroad was
the Panama Canal Zone are hardly worth recently has beei
the name, except in the neighborhood of the
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and Panama, and other im-
ilong the line of the canal.
constructed of macadam at
d thus are very good. On
there is no real roadway
us, and the only way to get
coast before the canal is
ans of the Pranama Railroad,
1 Colon to Panama City. It
1 as close as possible on the
re the Gatun dam was built
laid further to the west but
n relocated.

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