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Latest photograph of the slide at Cucaracha, Panama. The loose dirt coming down the mountain side pushed entirely across the floor of the canal and destroyed all the construction tracks. At least 1,500,000 cubic yards of earth will have to be removed from the top of the slide by the steam-shovels before work at this point can be resumed. During the year 1912, about 5,000,000 cubic yards of dirt slid into this cut, greatly delaying the work.

Physical Description

One color postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by The Valentine-Souvenir Company in New York, New York and printed in the United States. The image is based on a photograph by Underwood & Underwood, New York.

Condition

Unused

Language of Postcard

English

Location

Panama–Panamá Province

Publisher

Valentine-Souvenir Company

Photographer

Underwood & Underwood

Date Issued

1914-1923

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

Central American Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. University of San Diego

Collection Number

Panama-32

Date Digitized

2013-12-13

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

P:\SDCW Postcard Collection\Central America\Panama-32A

Image File Size

396 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Panama Canal (Panama), Canals, Locks (hydrolic engineering)

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