Panama Canal

In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections… read more

In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal began in 1904, and over the next decade workers from around the world came to Panama to build it. The canal was not only an engineering feat but a subject of fascination for Americans, who followed the progress of its construction with keen interest. Sheet music was produced about the canal, newspapers published regular updates, and photographers took hundreds of pictures of the construction and of the people who lived and worked in the Canal Zone. close

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  • Georgia Higley Head Library of Congress->Serial and Government Newspaper Section
  • Juan Manuel Perez Reference Specialist Library of Congress->Hispanic Division
  • Raymond White Senior Specialist Library of Congress->Music Division
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320999-1
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Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 05, 2014 | 1:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2014 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Oct 05, 2014 | 1:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2014 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2014 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2014 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2014 | 7:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2014 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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