Object of the Day

Colon Centennial Carnival

We know this photograph was taken in 1952 to celebrate the centennial of Colon. What more can you share with us about this record?


What other celebrations went on in the carnival?

Do you recognize any of the people on the float?

Did you partake in this celebration?

Please share with us in the comments section below!


  • William P. McLaughlin

    Why won’t the photo blow up like it used to. It was great for zooming in on the subject matter.


    Bill McLaughlin

  • Malcolm Stone

    When the town-site of New Cristobal still existed it was not un-common for the Canal Zone communities to take part in these parades. I lived in New Cristobal for a number of years and as a young kid I recall taking part.

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