Item #641 [Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)]. VENEZUELA CENTRAL AMERICA - PANAMA CANAL, TRINIDAD, TOBAGO.
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].
Early Photos of the Panama Canal, Caracas & Port of Spain (Trinidad)
[CENTRAL AMERICA - PANAMA CANAL, VENEZUELA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO]

[Album with 140 Original Gelatin Silver vernacular Photographs and Panoramas, Showing Panama City (Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church, Tivoli Hotel, Railway Station), Earthworks during the Construction of the Panama Canal, Caracas (Miraflores Palace, University, Plaza Bolivar) and Port of Spain in Trinidad (Government House, Business District, Harbour, Frederick Street)].

Ca. 1900s. Oblong Folio (ca. 29x37 cm or 11 ¼ x 14 ½ in). 24 black card stock leaves. With 140 mounted gelatin silver photos, including ten panoramas ca. 8x29 cm (3 ¼ x 11 ½ in) and eighteen large images ca. 17x22,5 cm (6 ½ x 9 in); the rest of the photos are from ca. 7,5x13 cm (3x5 in) to ca. 3,5x6 cm (1 ½ x 2 ¼ in). No captions. Period style black half sheep album with cloth boards; blind-stamped decorative borders on both boards and the spine. Mounts with minor tears, chipping or losses on extremities, ca. nine images with minor losses of corners or parts of margins, a couple of photos faded or with mild silvering, otherwise a very good album of interesting photos.

Historically interesting, extensive collection of early original photos of the Panama Canal, Caracas and Port of Spain (Trinidad), most likely compiled by an American traveller in the 1900s. The album starts with several views of Panama City, showing the Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced Church (built in ca. 1680s in the original Panama Viejo, one of the city’s oldest structures), Tivoli Hotel, railway station (the Panama Railroad), city streets and residential areas. Four excellent large panoramas and about eighteen smaller snapshot photos depict the earth- and construction works on the Panama Canal.
Among the identified images of Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) are large views of the Government House and a wharf, and a series of smaller photos, showing the business district, a corner of Frederick Street with Maillard’s “El Popular” store and Belmont street car, the city harbour, a man dressed-up for carnival, &c. The album also contains large, well-executed views of Caracas: a panorama with the Miraflores Palace, the old campus of the University, Plaza Bolivar with Simon Bolivar’s equestrian statue, and a portrait of a group of local men and kids with the Miraflores Palace in the far right.
The other photos show a port with the hangar with the sign “Panama Railroad Co.’s Pier No. 4,” railway stations and trains, horse-driven tram cars, a public gathering near a “Shore office” of a cable car line, residential and administrative buildings (most likely, in the Panama Canal Zone), city streets, harbours, churches and cathedrals, scenes with travellers dining, conversing with other Europeans or Americans, &c. Overall an interesting, extensive collection of original early photos of Panama, Venezuela and Trinidad.

Item #641

Price: $3,250.00 USD

Status: On Hold