Photo of the Week
May 31, 2009
Here we go continuing with the people photo of the week series.
This is another photo from the Schultz collection. I haven't done any
close study, but I am sure many of these guys are in the photos
that I posted the last couple of weeks. Not much to tell about
this photo, but it appears that this group of canal construction workers
are on a vacation on Taboga Island as the caption reads, specifically on
June 30, 1907. While zooming in on the photo, I noticed that most
of the men are wearing a round lapel pin. I presume that his bunch
belong to a fraternal order like the one in the past. The man sitting in
the front row, all the way to the right has a package on his knee that
reads "Red Band". At first I thought this was the Red
Man order, but I think the Red Band was some type of tobacco. An interesting
note, there is some type of water bird sitting on the porch
railing. It is out of focus because it moved, but it has duck type
feet. Could be a pelican.
imagine wearing this type of clothing in Panama.
great historical capture in time. Another one next week.
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