View from Ancon Hill, Fortified Islands of Naos, Flamenco and Perico in Distance, Canal Zone


Material Information

View from Ancon Hill, Fortified Islands of Naos, Flamenco and Perico in Distance, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


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


A view from Ancon Hill showing the towns buildings and several fortified islands in the backdrop.
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 - 2013.2.172
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Full Text


21766-View From Ancon Hill, Fortified Islands of Naos, Flamenco and Perico in Distance,
Canal Zone.
Ancon hill (see description of view 21764), miles from the mainland and Flamenco, the
is about a mile from the seashore. The most remote, is a mile farther away.
three islands seen in the distance belong to A breakwater, over three miles long, has
the United States, having been obtained been constructed from Balboa to the island
from the Republic of Panama when the of Naos. It was filled with material fror
Canal Zone strip was purchased. There is Culebra Cut and its surface is from twenty
another smaller island, not visible here, to forty feet above the mean sea level. This
which belongs to this group, called Culebra breakwater serves the triple purpose of keep-
Island. Fortifications are being constructed ing silt from washing into the canal channel
on these islands. from the harbor of Panama, of maintaining
Naos is the name of the island in the rail connections between the mainland and
middle, Perico the name of the one to the the islands, and finally of insuring a more
left, and the one to the right in the distance quiet harbor at Balboa.
is Flamenco. Naos, the nearest, is some two
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company.

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