Scene Near Culebra Looking South Towards Predro Miguel, Panama Canal


Material Information

Scene Near Culebra Looking South Towards Predro Miguel, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


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


A view from above of an excavation near Culebra, showing some signs of continuing construction within the excavation.
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 - 2013.2.150
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21760-Scene Near Cu!ebra Looking South Towards Pedro Miguel, Panama Canal.

This view gives us a picture cf the bleak, cf the slope, a distance of about ten feet
bald hills which make up the continental above the surface of the canal. The numer-
divide crossing the course of the Panama ous slides in the Cut made this plan imprac-
Canal at Culebra. At this point occurred ticable. Therefore the tracks were laid to
the famous Cucaracha slide on the east side the east of the Cut, branching away into the
of the canal (i. e., to the left in the picture); foothills beyond Bas Obispo until the rail-
a little to the north of this, also, is the scene road is as far as two miles distant from the
of the larger Contractor's Hill slide on the canal at Culebra. Thence it turns sharply
west bank. These slides are shown and de- back and meets the canal again near Paraiso,
scribed in views 21739, 21741, 21743, and and from that point practically parallels the
21757. canal to Panama City. The length of the
It was the original intention to run the railroad around the Cut is about 93/ miles,
relocated Panama Railroad through the C>- and its total length from Colon to Panama
lebra Cut on a berm or ledge along the side i i 47.1 miles.
Copyright x9i3, by The Keystone View Company,

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