In Culebra Cut Looking South, Near Culebra Station, Panama Canal
- In Culebra Cut Looking South, Near Culebra Station, Panama Canal
- Physical Description:
- Angrick, Bill ( donor )
- Keystone View Company
- Place of Publication:
- Meadville, PA
- Copyright Date:
- Subjects / Keywords:
- Railroads ( fast )
Labor ( fast )
Machinery ( fast )
- Spatial Coverage:
- Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone
- Three workers overlook the railways and machinery in Culebra cut.
- 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
- 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 - 2013.2.127
- System ID:
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21742-In Culebra Cut Looking South, Near Cu-Lbra Station, Panama Canal.
By January 1, 1913, all the excavation Although the Cut is but nine miles long
work along the Canal had been completed there are over one hundred miles of track in
except a mound some four miles l;ng (at use for the dirt trains, and the average of
the base) and about twenty-five feet high, .raf'i tracks at any one point is nine.
-which lies opposite Culebra Etahi n. This Nearly that number 3 partially visible in
picture gives a partial view cf tehe excava- this vie':. That: a br-e number of tracks
tion of this mound in actual progress. We Ie? dit e tho disposal of the spoil is evident
see also some of the dirt trains which are whn we r call that in the busiest time of
more fully described and can toe nmci closely the ex:cv ting work as many as 160 trains
observed in view 21740. Trains are in oper- carried away refuse to the dumps. To equip
ation continually on both sides of the mound, these trains 115 locomotives and 2,000 cars
one set running south toward Pedro Migu:l were used.
and the others going north to Matachin.
Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.
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