View of Ancon, Tivola Hotel in the Distance, Canal Zone


Material Information

View of Ancon, Tivola Hotel in the Distance, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Panama--Ancon (Ancon)   ( fast )
Buildings   ( fast )
Palms   ( fast )
Hospitals   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A view of Ancon and its buildings, the American-named town that houses the Canal Administration.
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
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.171
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Full Text


21764-View of Ancon, Tivoli Hotel in the Distance, Canal Zone.
Ancon. holds the same relation to Panama of Ancon. It will have 75,000 square feet of
City that Cristobal does to the city of Colon, floor space and will cost nearly $400,000.
at the opposite end of the canal. In other This structure will overlook the entrance to
words, Ancon is the name given to the Amer- the canal and the terminal piers at Balboa.
ican settlement which has grown up within In the early days cf the Canal construction
the confines of the Canal Zone proper and it was difficult to get good food. But, at
immediately beyond the outskirts cf Pan- present, the Subsistence Department has
ama, which city was the Repub- overcome that difficulty by a system of hotels
lic of Panama when the United States Gov- and commissary stations. The former are
ernment got possession of the Canal Zone. reserved for the white, gold, employees.
The town of Ancon has been chosen as There are nineteen hotels in all, the largest
the permanent headquarters for the Canal being the Hotel Tivoli, here shown. It is a
administration. The administration building very fine hotel. Washington Hotel is the
itself is to be located on a knoll to the west corresponding one in Colon.
Copyright 91t3, by The Keystone View Company.