Guide to the Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1114
Creators:
Wood, Charles Edwards, 1876-1954
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Museum's Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry) in 1987 by Wood's son Charles E. Wood Jr.
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2007.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Canal construction workers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canals -- Design and construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colon (Panama) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dams -- Panama Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canal Zone Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gatun Dam (Panama) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gatun Locks, Canal Zone, Panama Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locks and dams Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Charles E., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology Corporate Name 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives