Bird's-Nest Hidden Away Among the Tall Grasses and Weeds, Panama Canal Zone


Material Information

Bird's-Nest Hidden Away Among the Tall Grasses and Weeds, Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Forests and forestry   ( fast )
Birds--Nests   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A small bird's nest with two eggs hidden away in dense vegetation.
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 Florid
Rights Management:
Public Domain Presumed (e.g. expiry of copyright term): This item is presumed to be in the public domain. The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries respect the intellectual property rights of others and do not claim any copyright interest in this item. Users of this work have responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by fair use or other copyright exemptions. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.201
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20861---Bird's Nest Among the Tall Grasses and Weeds, Panama Canal Zone.

Had the little black bird with pretty of the sun. Yet they were not so thick
brown spots remained quietly on its nest, as to keep out the gentle breezes. Nature
this picture never would have been taken. had given the mother bird a beautiful
The photographer and his friend had gone home. There were several varieties of
Into a field to get a picture of some fine plants growing around the nest. There
Icattle. As they were walking along with- were also some white spiked flowers in
in some 15 feet of the nest the mother bloom. The beauty of these the mother
bird was frightened and flew away. The bird would enjoy as she waited for the
photographer noticed the moving of the coming of her birdlings. The birds in the
weeds that had been touched by her Panama Canal Zone, never suffer from
wings. He said to his friend: "Let us cold. It is always summer time there,
look. I think we will find a nest where They are never without shelter, for the
those weeds are moving." They went to leaves are always green. They need never
the place and carefully pushing aside be joyless for the flowers always bloom.
some leaves saw the nest on the ground. They need never suffer from hunger for
The eggs were white with very tiny there are abundant seeds and fruits every
brown spots. day in the year. The birds in Panama
The leaves of the plants around the have brilliant plumage and many of them
nest shaded the mother bird from the rays are sweet singers.
Copyright 90o7, by Keystone View Company.

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