Film, Video Dr. William Gorgas /
Gorgas, William Crawford
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Description and Travel
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama Canal Company
- Dr. William Gorgas /
- Other Title
- Doctor William Gorgas
- Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal (1904-1913) and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a building; location of this sequence is undetermined. Remainder of film shows Dr. Gorgas and an unidentified man riding on a Panama Canal Company train. The two men are silhouetted against passing scenery of the Canal Zone as Dr. Gorgas shows the other man points of interest. The train passes a body of water which is probably a part of the canal, countryside, buildings probably on Front Street, Colon, including a YMCA club; final scene of people walking across tracks after the train passes.
- Contributor Names
- Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920.
- Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : [s.n., 190-?].
- Subject Headings
- - Railroads--Panama--Canal Zone
- - Buildings--Panama--Canal Zone
- - Panama Canal (Panama)
- - Panama--Description and travel
- - Panama Canal Company
- - Copyright: no reg.
- - Duration: 0:22 at 20 fps.
- - Sources used: Abbot, Willis J. Panama and the canal. 1914; Heald, Jean S. Picturesque Panama. 1928; Gorgas, Marie D. and Hendrick, Burton J. William Crawford Gorgas. 1924; Barrett, John. Panama Canal. 1913:19; P&P portrait file.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). RMA purchased from Apollo.
- - Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; ref print and dupe neg; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
- - Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Apollo; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.
- 1 reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
- 1 reel of 1 (18 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
- Call Number
- FAB 0985 (ref print)
- FRA 5959 (dupe neg)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- trmp 4118 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4118
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
- Other Formats
- - MARCXML Record
- - MODS Record
- - Dublin Core Record
- Catalog Record
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