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JOHN FRANCES LITTLE PANAMA CANAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 1907-1914
#708

(.3 cu. ft: 1 Flt B)

by : Jennifer Snyder, 2002

History

John Frances Little inherited this scrapbook from his uncle, who worked on the Canal and presumably took the pictures and compiled the scrapbook. (The 20 some smaller photographs in the back of the envelope are apparently his personal snapshots-it is unclear whether he took the others.) His name is unknown.

Scope and Content

Eighty-two photographs glued to pages in a scrapbook documenting the building of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the workers, the worksite, equipment (steam shovels, trains, tools), the camp, building interiors and exteriors, and the local terrain. Locations include: Cucaracha; Culebra Cut; Cunette; Village of Tabernilla, C.Z.; Hodges Hill; Empire West and East Banks; Gold Hill; Contractor's Hill; and Corozal.

Provenance

The scrapbook was donated to the Archives Center by M. Ruth Little, wife of John Frances Little, who inherited the scrapbook.

Related Collections

  • There are many photographs of Canal construction in the Underwood & Underwood Stereograph Collection.
  • George W. Sims Papers, 1896-1967 #127 
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