Object of the Day

Chorrera

We don’t have much information on this object. Please help us add more!

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When do you think this photograph might have been taken?

Have you been to Chorrera?

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Mosquito Control

There is not much information in this photo’s record. Please help us add more!

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As there is no description in the record– is there anything you think we should know about this image?

When you lived in the Canal Zone, what methods did you use to ward off mosquitoes?

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Fish Fry

We know this event took place at Ancon M.E.D. Yard in honor of Col. Selee and Col. Ker on August 13, 1948, as stated on the caption.

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What can you tell us about Col. Selee and Col. Ker?

Can you identify any of the men in this photograph?

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Panama City

This postcard features a photo of what Panama City used to look like!

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Do you remember Panama City like this or know what year it may have been taken?

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Hat Weavers

This postcard showcases two women weaving the hats.

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Have you seen this process in person? What can you tell us about it?

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Redeemer Lutheran Church and Service Center

The back of this postcard stated that the Redeemer Lutheran Church and Service Center was dedicated in November 1948.

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Did you attend this church? What could you tell us about it?

Was the California mission style a popular architectural style in the Canal Zone?

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Governor Potter at the Carnival

We know this photograph was taken at the 1959 Balboa Carnival.

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Do you recognize anyone in the background of this photograph?

What are your memories of carnival in Balboa?

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The Golden Altar in San Jose Church

This postcard depicts the golden altar at the San Jose Church. This postcard does have a message on the back of it!

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Have you attended the San Jose Church? Is this postcard an accurate depiction of the altar?

Does anyone recognize “Mr. Brougher”?

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Balboa Post Office

We have this postcard depicting the Balboa Post Office and the back of the postcard reads: “The Balboa Post Office, a Spanish Colonial type building is located on the circular park at the foot of Balboa Prado facing the Commissary and Club House. As there is no mail delivery in the Canal Zone, the Central Post Office becomes a friendly meeting place.”

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What can you tell us about the Balboa Post Office?

What memories can you share with us about the post office?

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Athletic meet at Camp Empire

We know that this post card was included with documents outlining drills that took place at Camp Otis in 1916.

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What can you tell us about Camp Empire and Camp Otis?

Was anyone in your family at one of these camps?

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