Photo of the Week
September 2, 2017
The middle photo below has typed on the back: "July 5, 1914 - View looking north-east. Hole in fore-ground was the original magazine site. Black spots on hill is chunks of earth torn out by the explosion."
The bottom photo has typed on the back: "Effects of explosion on opposite side of hill from the magazine site."
As the article reads: The shock was strongly felt in Mount Hope, Colon, Gatun and contiguous territory; and some damage, consisting of broken window glass, etc. was caused. The magazine was located 1 1/2 miles southwest of the Mindi spur.
I had to removed the sepia color on these old photographs and convert them to black and white in order to sharpen them up to see more detail.
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