Old Spanish Ruins at Old Panama, Canal Zone

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Material Information

Title:
Old Spanish Ruins at Old Panama, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:
1913

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Ruins, Modern   ( fast )
Forests and Forestry   ( fast )
Genre:
stereograph
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone

Notes

Abstract:
A single man posing amid dense vegetation near a Spanish ruin of the early colonial era.
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
Donation:
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 - 2013.2.173
Classification:
System ID:
AA00015325:00001

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Although Christopher Columbus was arn
Italian, (and in that tongue called Cristoforo
Colombo), he sailed across the Atlantic to
discover the New World under the flag
and with the financial support of the Span-
ish. The Spaniards then followed in great
numbers and settled Mexico, Central and
South America, where a mixed breed of
their descendants and a variously changed
Spanish language still remains. The city
of Colon at the Atlantic terminal of the
Panama Canal derived its name from that
of the great discoverer, whereas forme:
Spanish enterprise is still evident in build-
ings and ruins on the Pacific side, see views
20886, 20880.


The ruin here visible must have been once
the belfry tower of some Spanish church.
A trace of the Gothic architecture is notice-
able in the ogival shape of the uppermost
tier of windows. Notwithstanding that this
tower seems to be weathering the ravages
of time, one is forced to philosophize on
the progress of events and note the advance-
ment from the old to the new order of
things. We may consider this ruin the
proper abode of some night bird in accord
with the elegiac strain,-"from yonder ivy-
mantled tower, the moping owl does to the
moon complain."


Copyright. rIgr, by The Keystone View Ctmpany.


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