Street in Cristobal, Colon, Isthmus of Panama


Material Information

Street in Cristobal, Colon, Isthmus of Panama
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers
Place of Publication:
New York
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Housing   ( fast )
Streets   ( fast )
Palms   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Cristóbal


One man standing in the street amid several houses designed for the affluent managing officers of the old French Canal company.
Scope and Content:
Underwood & Underwood 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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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.2.108
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6469 We are in a suburb of the town. The sea-shore The bur en carried by this .iegro and the tall palm be'
is only a few rods away at our left, so all these dwelling side him r re picturesque rernif.lers of the low latitude.
houses on the right-hand side of the palm-shaded avenue Thousands of negroes and tadans in this part of the
face the water. western wc:d live mainly on cocoanuts and bananas.
The houses themselves were built several years ago by From Notes of ravc,. 0. copyright by Underwood
the old French Canal company, for the high-salaried of- Underwood.
ficers who had charge of various departments of the \rck.
They are quite simply constructed of wood, with net-
ting instead of glass to fill the window-frames, and, now
that good drainage has been secured, the nmoisquitoes ex- Street of officers' homes, Colon, Panama.
terminated, and an excellent water-supply established,
health conditions here have become as .',d ;. they can
be in a land where tropical heat and exce- ;ve r.iXinCil Rue de maisons d'ifficiers, Colon, Panama.
are matters beyond human controll. I ', rate 1's s
been reduced in a truly extraorinarV d.e- i r f ier n n, lo ,
A. t r GofOl 'Pan .
a period f( three nmoiitlis in n( no t a si .:' deatli ,c-n, o
curred among, 6(000~ Americans on the Isthi .: i. C(, l
like the neighboring Canal Zone, has becei transformed Una chile de casas de oficiales, Col6n, Panama.
by the intelligent energy of the U. S. sanitary autl rities.
The small buildings along the left side of tlhe street are Gata med hem for officerarne-Colon, Panama.
offices where draughting, correspond-ence and miscella-
neous clerical work are done in connection Nwith various
departments of the Canal undertaking and of sanitation. Yala O( .epKHLXb AOMOB'b, IOJIOH', aHaaMa.

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