The Quiet Bay of Panama, Which is Destined to Become a Popular World Harbor


Material Information

The Quiet Bay of Panama, Which is Destined to Become a Popular World Harbor
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Boats and boating   ( fast )
Pacific Ocean--Bay of Panama   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


Several boats in Panama Bay, with a small island nearby.
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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.2.177
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20875---Quiet Bay of Panama, Destined to Become a Popular World Harbor.

The bay of Panama is protected on the but it is now known only as Taboga.
south by the islands Taboga, Toboguilla, It is a portion of Flamenco island that
Perico, Flamenco and Naos. Of these appears in the picture. The three islands
Taboga is the largest and is distant about nearest the city of Panama rise abruptly
10 miles from the city. Of the others out of the water. The waters of the bay
named, Flamenco and Naos are only are very deep, and there is room for
about five miles from the city. They are hundreds of the largest vessels at one
between Taboga and the city. Taboga time.
has a population of over 3,000. Its surface It was on this island that Pizarro or-
is hilly and broken but the soil is very ganized his expedition. From here he
fertile. The climate is agreeable and sailed to discover the rich land of the
healthful. It is a health resort both for Incas. The people of these islands were
Panamanians and Americans. It has frequently visited by pirates.
large fresh water springs. From these The waters of the Rio Grande river
all the vessels that enter the bay get enter the ocean opposite these islands.
their supply of water. A great many There will be the Pacific terminus of the
pineapples are grown on this island. Panama Canal. On these islands strong
They are very large and sweet. Many fortifications could be made, should it be
people think they are the best in the necessary to defend the entrance to the
world. Taboga .s an Indian name. The Canal.
Spaniards named this island St. Peter
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