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Caption

In 1888, when the French abandoned their futile attempts at building the canal, after spending in the neighborhood of about $280,000,000, so utterly heartbroken were they, that the machinery upon which they expended millions of dollars, was left to rust and turn into junk. Here is one of the cars left deserted along the canal route. As years went by, a tree which had taken root in the shadow of the car, grew into maturity. In its growth, it encountered an iron rail, and taking the path of the least resistance, grew about it. Finally, as the proportions of the tree increased, it embraced the iron obstruction, and the rail became part of the tree.

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 Oeste Province–Burunga

Publisher

Valentine-Souvenir Company

Publisher Series

143-8

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-34

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-34A

Image File Size

463 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Panama Canal (Panama), Canals

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