View From Cristobal Looking Along the Principal Business Street of Colon, Canal Zone


Material Information

View From Cristobal Looking Along the Principal Business Street of Colon, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Children   ( fast )
Street-railroads   ( fast )
Buildings   ( fast )
Streets   ( fast )
Carriages and carts   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Cristobal -- Panama Canal Zone


A single child poses in a busy street scene showing commercial activity, various stores, and a street-railway.
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 - 2013.2.178
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21751-View From Cristobal Looking Alonq the Principal Business Street of Colon, Canal

In taking fhis picture the photographer the foreground advertising beer from the
has crossed the tracks cf the Panama Rail- other end of the canal.
road and faced about in the opposite direc- The city of Colon lies on a peninsula,
tion. Therefore, he has his back to the bounded on the east by the Bay of Man-
American town of Cristobal and is looking zanillo, on the west by Limon Bay and on
down the main thoroughfare in the Pana- the north by the Caribbean Sea. The city
manian city of Colon. The Panama Rail- has a fair-sized harbor on the Limon Bay
road tracks extend about half a nile further which, likewise, is not included in the Canal
Zoned tC istobalnisimmediately.adjacenteth
northward in the city of Colon, having their Zone. Crstobal is immediately adjacent to
*nowa in Colon ? nd extends from the peninsula prop-
terminal at a station on the waters edge. er among the narrow neck of land connecting
Although Spanish is the language of the it with the mainland.
Panamanians, English must be fairly well Colon has a population of about 18,000,_
understood everywhere along the Canal Zone which is not quite half that of its sister city,
as is evidenced by the large sign seen in Panama, at the other side of the Isthmus.
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company,



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