Temporary Corral of Prisoners Employed in Road Work, Showing Mess Table, Near Old Panama, Canal Zone


Material Information

Temporary Corral of Prisoners Employed in Road Work, Showing Mess Table, Near Old Panama, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Labor   ( fast )
Prisons   ( fast )
Panama--Panama Canal   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


Two men gesturing to a temporary corral used to hold laboring prisoners.
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
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 Florid
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accession number - 2013.2.199
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21750-Temporary Corral of Prisoners Employed in Road Work, Showing Mess Table,
Near Old Panama, Canal Zone.
We have here a closer view of the ccrr: ldi.h,-d by the colored guard are the imple-
partially seen in view 2171.3. This corral ri ,nts us ,ly found d to be necessary assis-
is the temporary quarters for the prion ccn- tr: is in such c.ps as here shown. The
victs,. who are here employed in i:icding a mess table of the cIonvicts; is observed in
macadam road in the vicinity of cld Panara the inme iat foregrc id.
City. The rcads are being bC:ui by the In the CAi.' Zoe-j- is be found, doubt-
United States GoCvernmenrt and- the convicts l s the only place whe re the Nationa
here located are prisoners sentenced for ris- GGov-.i'rn.et Ides con. icts for road con-
demeanors done in the Canal Zone. Nat- struction, altho in some Southern States
urally these prisoners are of all .races and convict labor is the usaal one employed in
colors, and their guards are officers of Uncle building roads. To be sure in the federal
Sam. .penitentiaries the convicts are assigned to
The closely meshed wire fence on the out- regular tasks as in the State penitentiaries.
side of the corral and the revolver as bran-
Copyright z193, by The Keystone View Company.

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