Film, Video Dr. William Gorgas Doctor William Gorgas

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Dr. William Gorgas
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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/Physical Location
FAB 0985 (ref print)
FRA 5959 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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Library of Congress Control Number
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Library of Congress Online Catalog
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