- The Depth of the Culebra Cut as Excavated by the Year 1908 - Panama Canal Zone
- Physical Description:
- Angrick, Bill ( donor )
- Keystone View Company
- Place of Publication:
- Meadville, PA
- Copyright Date:
- Subjects / Keywords:
- Labor ( fast )
Excavation ( fast )
Machinery ( fast )
- Spatial Coverage:
- Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone
- Five laborers pose atop Culebra Cut, showing the excavations progress in 1908.
- 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
- This photograph shows the depth of the Culebra Cut (also known as the Gaillard Cut) as excavated by the year 1908. It also includes five workers (possibly West Indian or African American) standing on the hillside.
- Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick
- General Note:
- Research and additional metadata (metadata is the citation information, including the alternate title, abstract, subject terms, abstract, added notes, and other item information) written and contributed in May 2014 by Prea Persaud for course: “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (Spring 2014, taught by Leah Rosenberg at the University of Florida).
- 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 - 2013.2.166
- System ID: