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Canal Interocéanique de Panama -- Etats-Unís de Colombie Album, 1885

By Ruth Olivera

Collection Overview

Title: Canal Interocéanique de Panama -- Etats-Unís de Colombie Album, 1885

ID: Photograph/010

Extent: 1.0 Items

Arrangement: Hollinger Oversize Box 8

Date Acquired: 07/07/1983

Scope and Contents of the Materials

1885.  A 30 page oversize album containing sixty original albumen photographs of Panama that date to 1885 and document work on the canal by the French company under Ferdinand de Lesseps.  Photographs show architecture and everyday life in Panama.  The album contains a dedication by P.M. del Valle to Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada of Mexico.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.


Box and Folder Listing

Photograph 1: Panamá (from the hospital buildings)Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Panamá (Market and "Taller")Add to your cart.
Photograph 3: Grand Central Hotel (Plaza de Armas)Add to your cart.
Photograph 4: American blue-jackets, protecting the Consulate- April 24, 1885Add to your cart.
Photograph 5: The First Canal Surveying PartyAdd to your cart.
Photograph 6: Director-General Dingler and Staff, with Paris Commissioners - Feb. 1885Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Panamá (Church of “San Francisco”)Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: A Street in Panamá - towards the shoreAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Dingler’s house (riddled with bullets April 1885).Add to your cart.
Photograph 10: CuartelAdd to your cart.
Photograph 11: The “Bovedas” - PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 12: “El Taller” PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 13: San José Street, PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 14: Old Convent “La Compañía," PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 15: Plaza Santa Ana - PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 16: St. Ann’s Church (Santa Ana), PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 17: Officers and Men of the Army, (Guardia Colombiana)Add to your cart.
Photograph 18: The Road to “La Boca,” Panamá, (The Mouth of Rio Grande River)Add to your cart.
Photograph 19: The Road to “La Boca”Add to your cart.
Photograph 20: New Cemetary, Panamá, (old cemetery in the background)Add to your cart.
Photograph 21: “Cerro del Ancon” and New CemeteryAdd to your cart.
Photograph 22: In the “Savannah,” near PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 23: San Lázaro, PanamáAdd to your cart.
Photograph 24: The Rio Grande Mouth, La BocaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 25: Paraiso, Line of CanalAdd to your cart.
Photograph 26: EmperadorAdd to your cart.
Photograph 27: Emperador, general viewAdd to your cart.
Photograph 28: Emperador, native villageAdd to your cart.
Photograph 29: Emperador, Canal Company’s Buildings. Erected by F.A.T. Co.Add to your cart.
Photograph 30: La Culebra, the highest point on the line of canalAdd to your cart.
Photograph 31: “Obispo”Add to your cart.
Photograph 32: Obispo, Canal Buildings (erected by F.A.T. Co.)Add to your cart.
Photograph 33: La CorozitaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 34: Obispo, general viewAdd to your cart.
Photograph 35: Matachiu, workshopsAdd to your cart.
Photograph 36: Chagres River at “Juan Grande”Add to your cart.
Photograph 37: General View of Gorgona and Chagres RiverAdd to your cart.
Photograph 38: A native “chola”- and scenery of GorgonaAdd to your cart.
Photograph 39: Jamaican Labourers and Decauville Car on Movable TrackAdd to your cart.
Photograph 40: San PabloAdd to your cart.
Photograph 41: San PabloAdd to your cart.
Photograph 42: Pay-day at San PabloAdd to your cart.
Photograph 43: San PabloAdd to your cart.
Photograph 44: Bohio (Quarry)Add to your cart.
Photograph 45: A Street in BohioAdd to your cart.
Photograph 46: Buena Vista- Panamá R.R. Track - ChagresAdd to your cart.
Photograph 47: Gatun - on the banks of the ChagresAdd to your cart.
Photograph 48: Mendi, Entrance of Canal on the AtlanticAdd to your cart.
Photograph 49: “Rancho,” Natives and Canal Employees, (hard at work!)Add to your cart.
Photograph 50: Street in Chagres, (same hard-working Canal Employees)Add to your cart.
Photograph 51: Chagres river mouthAdd to your cart.
Photograph 52: Colon-Aspinwall, wharfs after the fireAdd to your cart.
Photograph 53: General view of Colon after the fire, 300 cars burnt (PRR.)Add to your cart.
Photograph 54: Bolivar Street - towards the beach (before the fire)Add to your cart.
Photograph 55: Bolivar Street (before the fire)Add to your cart.
Photograph 56: Colon - Main Street- after the fireAdd to your cart.
Photograph 57: Colon - Main Street- before the fireAdd to your cart.
Photograph 58: Colon - after the fireAdd to your cart.
Photograph 59: Colon- The BayAdd to your cart.
Photograph 60: Colon - French Settlement (Christ: Colomb)Add to your cart.
Photograph 61: Fox River Workshops (Christ: Colomb)Add to your cart.
Photograph 62: Dredge (Am: Dredging and Contracting Co.) Fox RiverAdd to your cart.