Drive Through the Attractive Hospital Grounds at Ancon, Panama Canal Zone


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Drive Through the Attractive Hospital Grounds at Ancon, Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Panama--Ancon (Ancon)   ( fast )
Streets   ( fast )
Palms   ( fast )
Carriages and carts   ( fast )
Hospitals   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America


A man and his cart moving down the street of the grounds of Ancon Hospital.
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
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accession number - 2013.2.202
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2 2 20867---Drive Through the Hospital Grounds, Ancon, Panama Canal Zone,

Ancon means a bend. In anatomy "the beautiful driveways and walks. These
elbow." It is the hill that almost crosses are lined with Royal Palms and other
the peninsula on which the city of tropical trees. The buildings arz grouped
Panama is built. It rises nearly 600 feet along the sides and high up. Those
above the level of the sea. Viewed from erected by the French company have
the city it looks like a crouched lion. Its been repaired and improved. New houses
sides are partly covered with trees. Its have been built for hospitals and res-
summit is covered with grass only. It is idences. The hospitals are r:anned by
easy of ascent and affords a magnificent our own skilled physicians and trained
view of the bay, city and surrounding nurses. They are fitted with all modern
country. Looking northward to Colon, appliances. Every person in the employ-
the blue valleys sentineled by verdant ment of the Isthmian Cna'l Commission,
hills reach to the divide at Culebra. Here receives free all treatment necessary
the breezes from the Atlantic and Pacific when sick. There are no better hospitals
meet and kiss each other. in the world. There are few patients
At Ancon the French Canal Company because of the improved sanitary condii
wisely erected their hospitals. Day and tions in the Zone.
night the gentle breezes cool the fevered Ancon is the capital of the American
brow of the sick, and strengthen the Zone.
convalescent. On the sides of Ancon are
Copyright iwo7y by Keystone View CompanV.