Photo of the Week
August 31, 2014
I am once again so excited this week with this scanned image I purchased
on ebay. I was talking to my brother a week ago and he mentioned
that there was a 35mm slide for sale on ebay that looked like the
Presidente Porras. I went on ebay and sure enough the photo is one
taken on the Porras back in the '50s. As you can see, I purchased
the old slide and have scanned it for this week's photo and the
Presidente Porras ferry boat story continues.
The writing on the 35mm slide says: "Canal Zone Ferry Boat - Canal
People - U. F. Cruise"
Could this be a University of Florida alumni trip to the Canal
Zone? The chairs are the same type of wooden folding chairs seen
in previous photos of the Porras that I posted. The hill and
jungle seen in the distance looks just like that across from Gamboa near
the anchorage area. If this is so, then the Porros is either
arriving or departing Gamboa for the trip.
Isn't it great when one
thing leads to another. This slide is a wonderful capture in time
and I am glad we found it. I asked the seller if there were other
slide in Panama and told me they were already sold. This is
upsetting as there may have been some more of the old Porras. I am
just happy to have this one at this point.
Happy Labor Day to all.
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