At the Pacific Entrance of the Panama Canal, Showing Fortified Islands, Wireless Towers and Breakwater


Material Information

At the Pacific Entrance of the Panama Canal, Showing Fortified Islands, Wireless Towers and Breakwater
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Publication Date:


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


Several fortified islands and the homes of their inhabitants that lie along the Pacific mouth of 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

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 - 2013.2.162
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The Pacific end of the Panama Canal is shown city of Balboa (bal-b6'i). The,Miraflores
to'you here. The Canal lies just beyond the are about four miles inland from the Pacif
long breakwater. The breakwater is not a nat- Balboa, there have been constructed great
rural peninsula (pen-In' si-ld). It has been built for repairing ships and a large dry dock
by our Government engineers who constructed same purpose. The cities at either end
the Canal. This breakwater was necessary to Panama Canal will develop rapidly, due
protect ships from the high waves which would opening of the Canal.
otherwise break in from the Pacific Ocean. In If you turn to your maps and notice
other words, a sort of sheltered entrance has the cities of Panama and Balboa are locate
been made by the breakwater and the three will see that they are almost doe south of
islands which you see lying in the background (ko-lon') at the Atlantic end of the Car
S These three islands, called Naos, Perico, and cther words, the Pan!ina Canal is alnmo,.
Flamenco, are heavily. fortified, to protect the direct north anv' e --'-- Fin,
Canal in times of war. Th1s', very important Guayaquil ( wri-' a-kv '-- por4 '
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