Object of the Day

Woman at the Emergency Dams at Gatun Locks

We know this photograph was taken at the Emergency dam at the Gatun Locks, but we don’t know much else.

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Do you recognize this woman?

Were people allowed to go up into the emergency dam?

When do you think this photograph was taken?

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  • Ray Crucet

    It inspired me to write this poem muse…

    PHOTO:
    The Panama Canal Zone, circa 1914. (my guess)
    Unknown woman inside Gatun locks emergency dam structure.
    …………………………………………………………….
    They talked at this Panama place in the rain.
    He left…
    Abruptly after last click of lens.
    He left his umbrella.
    He left her…with the silent sunbeams.

    Confused…hurting.
    Bending bravely into angled steel…
    Why … Why?
    Oh, it was so long ago.
    Still…it seems to matter.
    …………………………………………………………

    A poetic muse…
    by Ray Crucet
    1/25/2015

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