Dr. Amador, President, and members of the first Congress of the new republic, Panama


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Dr. Amador, President, and members of the first Congress of the new republic, Panama
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Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
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Meadville, PA
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Congresses and conventions   ( fast )
World politics   ( fast )
Portraits, Group   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America


A portrait of the president and members of the Congress of Panama.
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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
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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University of Florida
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Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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6456 We are in the southeast part of Panama, in the
grassy courtyard of the building in which the first Con-
gress held its meetings.
President Manuel Amador is the tall, slender man with
gray hair and moustache, sitting next to the end of the
front row of his colleagues. The independence of the
Republic of Panama was declared November 4, 1903.
On February 20, 1904, the first presidential inauguration
Look place.
President Amador was born in Cartagena, Colombia,
and educated for the profession of medicine. He has
been a resident of the Isthmus since 1860. For many
years he was chief medical adviser to the Panama Rail-
road Company and the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
He has long been identified with the best political interests
of the country, though never seeking office. More than
thirty years previous, during a time of political discontent
and unrest (1869), he had been elected President of Pan-
ama, but a revolution suddenly changed political condi-
tions on the Isthmus and he did not actually assume office.
This time the executive powers of government have been
decisively placed in his able hands.
The Constitution of the country calls tor thle election .of
three Vice Presidents as well as the Chief Executive

The Cabinet is composed of Ministers of Government and
Foreign Relations, Justice and Public Instruction, Fin-
ance and Public Works,-appointed by the President.
The Members of Congress here assembled are chiefly,
planters or business and professional men; most of them
are of Spanish descent; some have French, Indian or"
African blood. They are divided into two parties,-
Liberal and Opposition; their deliberations are conducted
in Spanish.
From Notes ot Travel No. 40. copyright by Underwood 6&

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