ca. 1890. 20 Gelatin Silver photos each ca. 12 x 16.5cm (4.5 x 6.5 in). All mounted recto and verso on 5 original beige card leaves and all captioned in manuscript black ink on mounts. Some very mild fading of a couple of the images and a couple of the blank margins of the mounts with minor old repairs but overall a very good collection of strong and interesting images.
This interesting collection of photographs of Panama and its Canal during the early days of the canal construction includes 18 photos of Panama and 2 of Nicaragua. The captions of the images are: Island at Steamer Anchorage, Panama; Pacific mail S.S. Island – Panama Bay; Colombia at dock in Panama (2x); Panama as seen from outer anchorage; Looking up the canal, Panama, from stern of Colombia; Street scene in Panama (2x); Mouth of Panama Canal at high tide; At the water’s edge Panama; Wreck of the Landaro, Panama Bay; Old derricks, scrap iron, the R.R., workmen's cottages – Panama; Gran Hotel Central, Panama; Cathedral, Panama, from upper balcony of hotel; Docks at low water – Panama; Panama canal, from R.R. tracks near docks; The labourers tram – Panama; Panama Streets – near the bay; Corinto, Nicaragua; Lighthouse at entrance to bay – Corinto, Nicaragua.
Price: $950.00 USD