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[Photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal]

Label
[Photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal]
Title
[Photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal]
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection of 50 gelatin silver photographs that document construction of the Panama Canal between 1904 and 1916.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The narrow land bridge between North and South America offered a unique opportunity to create a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As the technology became available, construction on the canal started with an initial attempt by France to build a sea-level canal. Although their project failed, a great amount of excavation was carried out and successfully used by the United States, which completed the present Panama Canal in 1913. (The canal officially opened it in 1914.) Along the way, the state of Panama was created through its separation from Colombia in 1903. The photographs appear to be company photos, possibly taken for one of the engineering or construction firms that worked on the canal. The photographs comprise various views of the canal and the town of Culebra, including shop buildings and docks, breakwaters in Limon Bay, freighters navigating the canal, towns with buildings housing laborers, and construction of the canal, including laying side-wall culverts, the upper locks, an exavacating dredge, and a steam shovel
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger; description from Swann Galleries auction catalog for The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots, & Objects (Sale 2345)
  • Photographs are unmounted; white-on-black captions below each image, most with stock numbers and dates
  • Photographs are unbound, housed individually in mylar sleeves; laid in modern buff manila phase box; in modern beige cloth clamshell box; buff paper box label printed in black with title "Photographs of Panama Canal."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 25 cm or smaller.
Extent
50 photographic prints
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: each photo has ownership inkstamp of the Santa Barbara Free Public Library Picture Collection. Purchased at Swann Galleries auction, Sale 2345, Lot 9, April 17, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891592437
  • ucoclc891592437
Label
[Photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger; description from Swann Galleries auction catalog for The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots, & Objects (Sale 2345)
  • Photographs are unmounted; white-on-black captions below each image, most with stock numbers and dates
  • Photographs are unbound, housed individually in mylar sleeves; laid in modern buff manila phase box; in modern beige cloth clamshell box; buff paper box label printed in black with title "Photographs of Panama Canal."
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 25 cm or smaller.
Extent
50 photographic prints
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: each photo has ownership inkstamp of the Santa Barbara Free Public Library Picture Collection. Purchased at Swann Galleries auction, Sale 2345, Lot 9, April 17, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891592437
  • ucoclc891592437

Library Locations

  • Charles E. Young Research LibraryBorrow it
    280 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
    34.0749691 -118.441466
  • Powell LibraryBorrow it
    120S Election Walk, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1450, US
    34.0716126 -118.4421809
  • Science and Engineering LibraryBorrow it
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  • UCLA LibraryBorrow it
    Los Angeles, CA, US
  • UCLA Library Special CollectionsBorrow it
    A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
    34.0749691 -118.441466
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