Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, Panama Canal

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Material Information

Title:
Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:
1913

Subjects

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

Notes

Abstract:
A view of Culebra Cut at its deepest point, with some signs of ongoing 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: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/ft1q2n999m/ Source 2: http://www.yellowstonestereoviews.com/publishers/keystone.html
Donation:
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 - 2013.2.151
System ID:
AA00015303:00001


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21759-Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, Panama Canal.


In this Panama Canal set of views we are
fortunate enough to have quite a fine collec-
tion of subjects showing various stages of
the excavation work through the famous
Culebra Cut. The opening of the canal chan-
nel through the Culebra mountain shares
with the construction work in the Gatun
Dam in being the most famous and colossal
engineering feat of modern times.
In this picture we get a bird's-eye view
of the Cut at its deepest point. The average
depth of the excavation work throughout
the length of Culebra Cut is about 12. feet,


but at the point between Contractor's Hill
and Gold Hill, where the continental divide
is intersected, the average depth will be
nearly 400 feet. At this deepest portion here
shown the distance from the summit of the
bank to the bottom of the canal must be
nearly 500 feet. The height of the slope car
be realized readily when one notes the dimin-
utive appearing engines and cars at the
foot of the slope. The difficulty of excava-
tion here is at once apparent when one
notices the rocky condition of the surface of
the slope.


Copyright. r913, by The Keystone View Company.


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