Category Archive: Collections

Dating in the Canal Zone

Balboa High School students, date unknown. To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, we would love to hear your recollections about dating life in the Canal Zone. What locations were particularly popular for… Continue reading

Can You Identify These Locations?

Happy 2020, PCMC members! We need your help identifying the locations photographed below. Do you know what these buildings are, where they were located, and/or the approximate date these photographs were taken? 1.… Continue reading

Happy Holidays from the PCMC!

‘Tis the season for sending and receiving holiday cards! Please enjoy these cards from the Atlantic Lock Employees Association. What do you remember most about the holiday season in the Canal Zone?

Can You Identify this Event?

We need your help gathering information about these photographs! Can you identify this event, including its date and location? Do you recognize anyone pictured?

Happy Veterans Day from PCMC

This Monday, the U.S. honored those who have served in the military. Below are photographs from the collection of servicemen from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. How did the Canal Zone celebrate… Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the PCMC! To celebrate, here is a photograph of a Halloween party in Gatun, taken in 1922. What was celebrating Halloween like in the Canal Zone? Do you remember any… Continue reading

Learning History in the Canal Zone

This week, we came across several newspapers from the French Era in the collection. Below are images of De Lesseps and his engineers in Panama (February 14, 1880) and De Lesseps and his… Continue reading

Final Day of the Canal Zone

Today marks 40 years since the final day of the Canal Zone, September 30, 1979. Below are photographs from the flag-lowering ceremony at the Administration Building, as well as envelope covers indicating the… Continue reading

Hot off the Press!

Recently the PCMC collection assistants have been working to reorganize all of the serial publications in the collection. Shown here are September issues of The Panama Bulldozer (1943), The Panama Canal Review (1954),… Continue reading

Do You Recognize this Sporting Event?

We need your help identifying this event! Notice the sign reads “#7 Gamboa” and the girls on the right are wearing shirts with different words on them, perhaps their names.