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Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album

Photographer:
Wood, Charles Edwards 1876-1954
Donor:
Wood, Jr., Charles E
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
.15 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Photograph albums
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Colon (Panama)
Gatun Dam (Panama)
Gatun Locks, Canal Zone, Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Date:
1900-1950
Notes:
Wood was an electrical engineer who learned his trade entirely on the job. He had worked on railway electrification prior to his work on the Panama Canal.
Summary:
An album of photographs taken during the construction of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the earliest digging, tree removal, mosquito control, locks, equipment, Wood's family, a fire in Colon that occurred during the building of the Canal, and the first boats to use the Canal. Photographs include images of the Gatun Dam and locks, and the Atlantic side of the Isthmus.
Cite as:
Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Canal construction workers
Canals--Design and construction
Dams
Locks and dams
Local number:
2007.3188 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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