Activities Along Center Wall of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal


Material Information

Activities Along Center Wall of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


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


A view from the center wall of the Gatun Locks showing laborers and machinery working on their construction.
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 - 2013.2.149
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21721-Activities Along Center Wall of Gatun Locks. ::n.ama Canal.
The picture here seen shows the lock walls tracks necessary for the return of the tow-
practically completed and nearly ready for ing locomotives when unattached. Again
the canal traffic to begin. The middle wall the width of the center wall is apparent in
along which we are looking, is sixty feet view 21724 which shows a range light al-
wide and has vertical faces, approximately ready constructed.
87 feet in height. In this connection we may note that the
We can comprehend the width of tile cen- Iomotiv ; when towing will run on tracks
ter wall when we recall that on it tracks are with a center cog-rail system, and thus their"
laid for the two sets of towing locomotives, speed will be very much reduced; on their
one set to be used for passing vessels through return these electric motors will go more
the locks into Gatun Lake and another set rapidly, being run by friction, except over
for transferring them out into the channel the inclines where the cogs will be used
leading into Limon Bay, in addition to again.
Copyright rpz3, by The Keystone View Compansy,

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