• Object of the Day

    Untitled photograph of an airport

    This photograph lacks a caption. We are looking to for more information about the group of buildings in the distance and the location where this photograph was captured.Does anyone recognize the area or time period? We are looking for the names of the town and mountains in the distance, and an estimated time period. Is that an airport? Could someone confirm this for us? If it is an airport, what is the name? Have you ever been here? Please share your stories about the location with us. If you have any information about this landscape, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Tropical Foliage near Bohio

    The photograph’s caption places this scene somewhere near Bohio, but provides no more information. We are looking to expand our knowledge about the tropical foliage and place seen in this image. Is there a name for this place? What is the name of the body of water seen here? Does anyone recognize the types of plants featured in the image? Have you visited this location before? If so, please share your stories about this spot. If you have any knowledge of this scenery near Bohio, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Avenida Central, Panama, R.P.

    This image of Avenida Central is from a postcard produced by Foto Flatau – Panama.  We are looking for more information about the intersection and businesses featured in the image. What are the businesses located on this street? Have you ever been a costumer of these businesses? Do you have any memories associated with this location or the street? Can you estimate the date this photograph was taken? Do you own a post card by Foto Flatau? If you have any information about Avenida Central, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Gran Hotel

    This faded photograph contains only a caption labeling this building as the “Gran Hotel.” We are looking for more information about this photograph, such as the estimated time period and location. Do you recognize the buildings?  Can you confirm if this is a hotel?  Is it still a hotel?  Do the buildings still exist? Have you ever been to this area? Please feel free to share any stories or information you have about this location. If you have any information about this faded image, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Caũa Saddle

    A handwritten caption on the back of this photograph reads “Caũa Saddle.”  We are currently looking for more information about this caption and photograph. Is this scene a part of the Panama Canal construction?  Is “Caũa Saddle” the location or the project name? Do you know where this is?  Possibly the water on the left is a stream, canal, or lake– can you name it? What are they building here?  Why are the wood posts and barrel partly in the water? If you have any information about this scene or its caption, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Blind Distance Table Cards

    We have come across several of these laminated card sized charts in our collection.  Both sides feature similar information and graphics.  However, the records do not have any more information about them.Have you, or anybody you know, used this card before?  When did you use them?  Are they still in use? Is it something that was commonly used?  Did you carry it in your wallet or pocket? We are looking for more specific information about these cards and how they were used.  If you have any knowledge of these laminated cards, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Photograph Of A Landscape

    This photograph lacks a caption. Can you help us identify the location of the photograph and the estimated date it was taken? What is the name of this body of water and the town in the distance? Have you ever visited this location? If you have any information about this landscape, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    P.R.R. Co.’s Church – Aspinwall

    The caption reads: “P.RR Co’s Church – Aspinwall” and “Looking East – Up Beach” Can anyone confirm that this is the P.R.R. Company’s Church? Did you or anyone you know attend this church? Does anyone recognize the children? We are looking for a location and estimated date. If you have any information about this street, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Object of the Day

    Group Picture

    Unfortunately there is no caption for this photograph. Do you know why these men are posing for a group photograph or when this was? Do you recognize the building or the people in the photograph? Perhaps it is where they work? What do you think their jobs were? If you have any information about this group photograph, please share with us in the comments section!

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Volunteer Spotlight

    Stephanie Marie McComber Stephanie began volunteering with the PCM collection at the end of the summer and is continuing to volunteer with us through the fall semester.  At present, Stephanie is dedicated to updating our extensive mola database. Occupation/Major I’m a sophomore studying International Studies with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. What made you want to volunteer with the Panama Canal Museum Collection? Funny enough, my parents are vendors at the Panama Canal Society convention every year and brought this volunteer opportunity to my attention.  Having spent my childhood in Panama with family, I’ve always been aware of my cultural heritage and had members of my family…

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