Looking South, Showing East Chamber of Upper Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal


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Looking South, Showing East Chamber of Upper Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Panama--Panama Canal   ( fast )
Locks (Hydraulic engineering)   ( fast )
Engineering   ( fast )
Railroads   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


Workings standing within the construction site of the massive east chamber of the upper Miraflores locks.
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: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/ft1q2n999m/ Source 2: http://www.yellowstonestereoviews.com/publishers/keystone.html
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 - 2013.2.125
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21713--Looking South, Showing East Chamber of Upper Miraflores Locks,
Panama Canal.

At Miraflores, which is 9 miles from the
deep-water terminus of the canal on the Pa-
cific side and but 5 miles from tide-water,
there are two double locks. These are of the
same concrete structure and dimensions as
the one at Pedro Miguel and the tlhrcm at
Gatun, the other end of the canal. The two
locks at Miraflores give an elevation of 55
feet which, together with the 30 foot lift
given by the Miguel lock, offset the 85 foot
rise at Gatun Dam.
This view shows the upper locks at Mira-
flores (admire the flowers) in a nearly com-

pleted state of construction. Like all the
other locks it is a double lock and has twin
chambers. These upper locks open into a
small artificial lake which connects with
Pedro Miguel lock, a little over a mile dis-
tant. This lake will partially fill the Rio
Grande valley, and will be fed by streams in
the neighborhood, the two principal ones be-
ing called Pedro Miguel and Carmitillo
Rivers, respectively. This small lake will be
called Miraflores Lake. It will be held in
by a concrete dam on the Miraflores side; its
surface elevation will be 55 feet above sea

Copyright 1912, by Keystone View Company.

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