Soursop Tree and Fruit, Panama


Material Information

Soursop Tree and Fruit, Panama
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Trees   ( fast )
Children   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America


A single child views a soursop tree and its massive fruit in Panama.
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:
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.179
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Full Text




20856---Soursop Tree and Fruit, Panama.
The soursop tree, Anona muricata is a nothing of canning, preserving, or making
native of tropical America. It will grow jelly. Fruits fresh fromn the tree are to
anywhere in tropical countries when be obtained in their ison, every day in
planted and cultivated. It produces a larce the year. Some fruits such as bananas,
strawberry shaped fruit, of a greenish pineapples, oranges, papayos and others
color. It is about as large as a boy's he .. can be had every day in the year by
It contains an agreeable slightly acid pulp. diversified planting.
The juice of this fruit in water, with a The wood of the soursop tree is elastic
little sugar added, makes a delicious and and its bark is bitter. Many of the native
cooling drink. The flavor is something fruits of Panama could be canned, pre-
like that of lemon and strawberry syrup served, or made into jelly by enterprising
mixed. people. These would find a ready and
The pulp of the fruit makes a fine pre- profitable sale in many of the world's
serve. The native Panamanians know markets.
Copyright 19o7, by Keystone View Company.

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