End View of Gatun Spillway Where Water Flows Into Forebay for Power Purposes, Gatun, Panama Canal
- End View of Gatun Spillway Where Water Flows Into Forebay for Power Purposes, Gatun, Panama Canal
- Physical Description:
- Angrick, Bill ( donor )
- Keystone View Company
- Place of Publication:
- Meadville, PA
- Copyright Date:
- Subjects / Keywords:
- Hydroelectric power plants--Design and construction ( fast )
Machinery ( fast )
Dams--Design and construction ( fast )
- Spatial Coverage:
- Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone
- A view of the Gatun Spillway of the Gatun Dam, where water is directed for hydroelectric power production.
- 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 - 2013.2.146
- System ID:
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21733-End View of Gatun Spillway Where Water Flows into Forebay for Power
Purposes, Gatun, Panama Canal.
This view must be compared carefully
with the preceding view (No. 21732). The
photographer has moved toward the right
to the end of the circular dam, where it is
joined by the concrete wall shown in the
view. This wall does not border directly on
the lake but on a forebay, or indentation of
the lake. Thru the openings in this wall will
pass the water to feed the penstocks de-
scribed in views 21734 and 21735.
Here is to be constructed a gate-house
with motors and machinery for raising the
head gates of the penstockI. "'~'e resent
provisions call for three gateways letting
water into as many penstocks, which con-
duct water to the turbines; but three other
openings may at any time be made with as
many penstocks and turbines, in case there
is call for an increase of electric current.
In the picture can be seen the waters of
the Chagres still coursing toward the Atlan-
tic. The dam at the head of the spillway has
not yet been completed, and hence the lake,
in course of formation has not yet risen to
the proposed height of 85 feet above sea-
Copyright 9ir3, by The Keystone View Company.
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