Hospital Grounds and Ancon Hill from Hotel Tivoli, Panama Canal


Material Information

Hospital Grounds and Ancon Hill from Hotel Tivoli, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Panama--Ancon (Ancon)   ( fast )
Hospitals   ( fast )
Buildings   ( fast )
Trees   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A view of the hospital grounds at Ancon, including its buildings and landscaping.
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:
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 - 2013.2.203
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The first fight the Americans made in the Ca-
nal Zone was against disease. The Panama Ca-
nal was begun in 1904. In that year many fine,
strong, young Americans died of yellow fever
and malaria (ma-la'ri-a).
An officer of the Canal Commission had 10
young Americans to lunch one Saturday night.
Before the next Saturday he had helped to bury
4 of them. They had died of yellow fever.
Col. C. W. Gorgas is the man who looked after
the health of the Canal Zone. He knew that yelt
low fever was carried from person to person.
So all persons coming into the Zone were ex.
amined. Ships that came into the ports of the
Zone were held till he was sure nobody aboard
had the fever. But Col. Gorgas also knew that
he had an enemy to fight in the mosquito. Mos-
t quitoes of certain kinds carry yellow fever and
malaria. So a war was waged against mosqui-

Lat. 9 N.; Long. 80o W.
toes. Buildings were screened. Beds were cov-
ered with netting. Houses and streets of cities
were cleaned up.
But there was still much to do. A body of
trained nurses was brought to Panama. Good
doctors and surgeons came. To take care of the
sick Ancon Hospital was built. It was built on
the high Ancon Hill just back of the city of
Panama. It is this hospital that is shown in the
picture. Driveways and walks shaded by Royal
Palms were on Ancon Hill. For here the French.
who had tried to dig the canal, had placed
their hospitals. .If one has to be sick Ancon Hos.
pital is a good place to be. Good doctors and
nurses are there, and modern improvements are
in the buildings.
What animals can you name that carry dis-
eaes? How? How can mosquitoes be killed off?
Copyright by The Keyastone View Companiy,

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