Culebra Cut Showing Outskirts of Culebra in the Distance, Panama Canal


Material Information

Culebra Cut Showing Outskirts of Culebra in the Distance, 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 )
Railroads   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


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 - 2013.2.152
System ID:

Full Text


2 ZJ 'i

21 i58-Culebra Cut Showing Outskirts of Culebra in the Distance, Panama Canal.

Here the spectator is looking north over
the Culebra Cut where one of the eight
angles is located. Small portions of the tw
highest hills along the Cut are here visible.
On the right is Gold Hill and on the left is
Contractor's Hill. Near the former is the
famous Cucaracha Slide, described in views
21743 and 21757, and at the other occurred
the large 75 acre slide described in view
The buildings in the distance on the west
ledge of the Cut belong to the town of Cu-
.;:ebra. These will all be removed by the
time the work in this section is completed.
The Postoffice building, and a large Y. M.
Copyright riP,hy- The

C. A. building were already removed by the
i.iddle of .913.
In this connection it is interesting to note
that many other villages of mushroom
growth, and also several old towns, will be
wiped out of existence when the canal is
put into operation. Most of the older towns
thus to be wiped out are located in the low
ground from Bas Obispo to the Gatun Dam,
and will be submerged beneath the waters
f Gatun Lake. This submerging of the
lowlands has necessitated a relocation of
the Panama Railroad, which is already

Keystone FiVw Company.

JI ..1~L~ii(HL)~~;'.'fi'i~By~*n':ljb7-:'t~G* ~ I-'i - ~ ` ~ ~ i' ` I ~ a

I -. -- u~--- -~.,~
- :