#1 Taboga Island Church

Material Information

#1 Taboga Island Church
Physical Description:
Patricia Hall Collection ( donor )


Subjects / Keywords:
Taboga Church
Taboga Island Church
Island of Flowers
Iglesia San Pedro
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


4 x 4.5, Paper, Color-Sepia
The church in the picture the “Church on Tobago Island” is in fact the Iglesia San Pedro, the second oldest church in the western hemisphere. The picture depicts a Spanish style church, with a tower on the left, which is incorrect as the photo has a reversed image. The bell tower is in fact on the right hand side. There appears to be an old ruin on the left ( in actuality on the right) which appears to be only a wall at this point in time, and there is a dirt road leading up to the church. The subjects in the picture range from young boys to older men and at least two ethnicities represented. The affluence of the group varies as well, as you have subject in bare feet with loose light colored garb and “Panama hats” as well as subject in a full suit wearing a bowler hat, plus men in tighter almost hunting style clothing with belts and shirts buttoned to the neck. Besides the most formally dressed gentlemen, most of the postures of the subjects are relaxed and familiar, which could signify that they worship together in the church and are comfortable with each other.
General Note:
General Note:
Item received on 5/19/2011
Original Location:
Vault box
General Note:
Research and additional metadata (metadata is the citation information, including the alternate title, abstract, subject terms, abstract, added notes, and other item information) written and contributed in May 2014 by Laurin Lavan for course: “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (Spring 2014, taught by Leah Rosenberg at the University of Florida).

Record Information

Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2003.017.027.001
pcm object id - 2003.017
System ID: