Object of the Day

Panama Canal motor cars at Balboa Motor Car House

The back of this photograph reads “Claude A. Ott,¬†Condy J. Boyle,¬†Samuel Grier”.


Can you match the names on the back of this photograph to the individual in the photograph?

Can you tell us what these individuals did?

What can you tell us about the Balboa Motor Car House?


  • Joseph Ceville Green

    Yes thats correct, they used to go around and check on how the construction was going. Number 1 ( the last motor car) was Colonel Goethal’s motor car, commonly known as the “Yellow Peril” or “Brain Wagon.

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