View Showing Rise of Walls from One Lock to Another - Gatun at the Left in the Distance, Panama Canal


Material Information

View Showing Rise of Walls from One Lock to Another - Gatun at the Left in the Distance, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


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


A view of the rise of walls from one lock to another with a single man sitting in the foreground.
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

Record Information

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 - 2013.2.148
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21722-View Showin

To secure this view the camera was placed
on the west side of the Gatun Locks facing
the southeast, towards thl great Gatun Lake.
This gives us an excellent i Iea of the lilt
necessary between locks. The rise here in-
dicated is a little over 23 feet, as tlher is a
total elevation of 85 feet in the three C %:n
Locks which are constructed iA a cWA:i.-LI,;


gates are shown and described in views 21717
and 2iY0.
In order to pass a boat through the locks
it will be necessary to cpen and close the
.orge n ter, n rties, varying from 390 'to
7:0 tov 1 ht, to operate the machinery
L -i "-.;:a in the center and
;.- w.all li e;.. .py and fill the lock cham--
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i; ;.. i -s, to r E a owI l rIj t tIle en erI c anllS ,
s succession. ponds, in addi
T i f.. i. Icigh ,0 pounds, in addi(
,The walls and floor of each l .ar.e n: toe te a ua towing by the four loco-
of concrete, as described in vivws 21:6,1, motives. All these operations will depend
21708 and 21704. Mitering gates are used upon electricity for power, and, with the
at each end of the locks to retain or release exception of the towing, will be controlled
the water as the occasion demands; these by one switchboard handled by one man.
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company.

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