Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location Canal Zone
Panama
Panama Canal
Language English
Subjects Buildings
Canal Zone
Description and Travel
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama Canal Company
Railroads
Title
Dr. William Gorgas /
Other Title
Doctor William Gorgas
doctor william gorgas
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
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 0:22 at 20 fps.
-  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.
-  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. DLC
-  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.
Medium
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)
Repository
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
mp76000276
http://lccn.loc.gov/mp76000276


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