John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook, 1907-1914
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0708
Creators:
Little, M. Ruth
Little, John Frances
Dates:
1907-1914
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
82 photographs glued to pages in a scrapbook documenting the building of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the workers, the worksite, equipment (steamshovels, trains, tools), the camp, building interiors and exteriors, and the local terrain. Locations include: Cucaracha; Culebra Cut; Cunette; Village of Tabernilla, C.Z.; Hodges Hill; Empire West and East Banks; Gold Hill; Contractor=s Hill; and Corozal.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Frances Little inherited this scrapbook from his uncle, who worked on the Canal and presumably took the pictures and compiled the scrapbook. (The 20 some smaller photographs in the back of the envelope are apparently his personal snapshots -- it is unclear whether he took the others.) His name is unknown.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jennifer Synder, 2002.
Author
Jennifer Snyder
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbook was donated to the Archives Center by M. Ruth Little, wife of John Frances Little, who inherited the scrapbook.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook, 1907-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Rights situation uncertain, but photographs are probably in the public domain due to copyright expiration.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Materials
There are many photographs of Panama Canal construction in the Underwood & Underwood Stereograph Collection (Ac0143) and the George W. Sims Papers, 1896-1967 (AC0127)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Canal construction workers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canals -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives