Unidentified workers at work camp

We have this photograph of two unidentified men at their work camp. Does anyone recognize either of the two gentlemen?

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What might have been the jobs of these two men?

Can you identify where this photograph might have been taken?

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Truck at Pier 18

We know this scene was taken in the 1940s, according to our records, but what else should we know about this scene?

2002.122.007

Where is Pier 18?

Why does this car not have a back door? Is that common?

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Man in White

Unfortunately we do not have any information on the man in this photograph.

2006.122.006.005

Can anyone identify who this is or what he might be doing?

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Construction of short railroad spur

This photograph, along with many other ones, shows the construction of a short railroad spur to permit the removal of locomotive 299 from a site on the Balboa Railroad Station.

2002.067.001.020

What exactly are the workers doing in this photo?

What is the significance of locomotive 299? Why was it kept at the Balboa Railroad Station?

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Gatun Spillway

This photograph, dated 1935, shows Mike Refcofski with his daughter Veronica fishing in the Gatun spillway.

2002.114.002.005

What fish species have they caught? What was the variety of fish species in Gatun Lake and the spillway?

Who is Mike Refcofski?

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Junior All Stars

This photograph was also taken at Balboa High School, but we do not have any more metadata on this record. Please help us add more!

2002.038.061.002_0002

Do you recognize anyone? Who might that young man be in the background?

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Sophomore All Stars

Our record indicates that this softball team played at Balboa High School. Do you recognize anyone in this photograph?

2002.038.061.003_0002

How many of you played softball in your time in the Canal Zone? How popular was softball?

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“Flycatchers” Balboa Jr. High

We know that these girls were a part of the “Flycatchers” softball team at Balboa Jr. High, but we do not have any more information in this record.

2002.038.061.001

Can you identify anyone in this photograph? Can you guess around what year this was taken?

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Canal Zone Jr. College All Stars Volleyball, 1948

Unfortunately, we do not have the names for any of the ladies photographed in this record.

2002.038.060.002

Our record says that this is the volleyball team, but in the photograph the women are posing with equipment from softball. Is there any reason for this?

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Ancon “Shorty” League Baseball

Each person photographed in this record has been identified and we know this was taken in 1952.

2002.038.068.003

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Were any of you a part of the “shorty” league?

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