Item #010214 Circa 1925 – Three postcards showing quarantine stations that protected transit through the Panama Canal

Circa 1925 – Three postcards showing quarantine stations that protected transit through the Panama Canal

Unbound.

These three unused postcards show quarantine stations that protected transit through the Panama Canal. In nice shape.

“Quarantine Station, Culebra Island, Panama.” Leipzig, Berline, & New York: Americhrome, no date. Message on reverse; some soiling

“Quarantine station La Boca, Panama.” No publication data.

“Quarantine Station, Naos Island, Panama.” No publication data. Message on reverse.

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Ships transiting the canal were required to undergo a health inspection. Although by the mid-1920s, most concerns had been eliminated, the major concern with regard to ships transiting the canal came from Bucaramanga and the interior of Columbia (Yellow Fever) and Plague from the west coast of South America. When necessary, ships were fumigated with cyanogen chloride gas.

(For more information, see the Report of the Health Department of the Panama Canal for the Calendar Year 1923, available online.)

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Price: $50.00