Photo of the Week
September 24, 2000

Here is a very interesting piece that I recently obtained.  It was a lucky find!!  I have never seen another one like it.  There are ten charms on the bracelet and five designs, two of each.  I believe it is made of copper.  Although there are two of each design, no two are exactly the same.  This leads me to believe that each one of these charms are hand made.  The images seem to be etched into a black enamel type material.  It looks to me like this wonderful bracelet was made in either the 1920s or early 1930's.  The Canal has water in it, the locks are in operation and the big best evidence is the Ajax and Hercules at Paraiso.  Dredging Division didn't move to Gamboa until the later 30's.

From L-R - Top Row - Appears to be Pedro Miguel Locks, next is the Ajax and Hercules at Paraiso. Middle  and Bottom Row - Gatun Locks

Another historical piece of the great American era of the Panama Canal Zone. 

Isn't this great!!!


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