North End of Gatun Locks, Facing the Atlantic Side, with Dredges at Work in the Canal in the Distance, Panama Canal


Material Information

North End of Gatun Locks, Facing the Atlantic Side, with Dredges at Work in the Canal 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 )
Dredges   ( fast )
Railroads   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A view of the northern end of the Gatun Locks under construction, as well as some dredges at work in the Panama Canal.
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 - 2013.2.159
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21725-North End of Gatun Locks, Facing the Atlantic Side, with Dredges at Work in
the Canal in the Distance, Panama Canal.

We are now looking north toward the 28 feet. The other offset of this kind may
Atlantic ocean. The camera was focused in be noticed between the second and third
the same go foot lighthouse tower on the lock gates. At first glance this second drop
lock-wall, but turned in the exact opposite in the wall surface gives the erroneous im-
direction to what it was in taking view pression that the walls have been changed
21720. In the foreground are to be seen from their true straight course to one in-
the lock-gates of the first two double locks; declining to the left of the view. From this
the third one is shown in view 21720, and view, also, we get an idea of the immensity
the three together raise the incoming vessels of the construction work when we note the
a distance of 85 feet from Limon Bay to three car tracks, laid temporarily for the
the waters of Gatun Lake. quick and efficient handling of material.
In the immediate foreground is shown In the distant estuary of Limon Bay are
the curvature in the construction walls, seen hydraulic dredges in action. Their
.Which represents their elevation at this operation is. described in view 21745.
point, necessitated by the lock raise of some
Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.

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