The "Angle" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Toward the Atlantic - Panama Canal Zone


Material Information

The "Angle" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Toward the Atlantic - Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Buildings   ( fast )
Railroads   ( fast )
Panama--Panama Canal   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A man overlooks the canal route and the construction sites within it, including several buildings and railways.
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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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.133
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Full Text

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22384- Tha3 "Anile" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Towards the Atlantic- Panama Canal Zone
Tne topograpny of the country na:ur- The work of excavation is so great that
ally divides tki, woi k of construci.nX it has been found difficult to handle the
Panamia CanaLinto five dist Ict sections: entire cut under one supervising engi-
first, the low coast plain on the north or never, hence they have found it desirable
Atlantic side; second, the lake formedd by to divide the canal into several sections
damming the Chagres River; third, the
cut through the watershed rom Bas each under a separate corps of engineers
cut through the watershed from Bas
Obispo to Pedro Miguel; fourth, through and having its own base of supplies. In
Lake Sosa formed by the dam at La this view, we see the town of Empire,
Boca; fifth, the lowlands on the Pacific one of the leading centers of the canal

The greater portion of the excavation
necessary in constructing the canal is
required in cutting through the moun-
tains from Bas Obispo to Pedro Miguel.
This section is known as the Culebra
Cut. The construction of this portion of
the canal requires the excavation of
110,000,000 cubic yards of material.

construction. It is at the bend in the
canal known as the "Angle." The en-
gineers have naturally selected the route
needing the least excavation. At this
point scarcely any cut is needed to reach
the canal level, but farther in the dis-
tance the cut increases until we finally
reach Gold Hill where the canal must be
excavated to a depth of 288 feet.

Copyright luo,v by Keystonee Itew Company.

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