This photograph album, compiled by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, documents a Boston Chamber of Commerce tour of locations in the Caribbean and Central and South America in the spring of 1913, on which Rose accompanied her father, then-Mayor of Boston, John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald. Photographs capture a wide range of scenes from the trip, including the party’s departure from the United Fruit Company terminal at Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts; the overseas voyage aboard the S.S. Metapan; scenic vistas as viewed from the Metapan; landscapes and street and village scenes in Jamaica, Colombia, and Panama; and views of the construction of the Panama Canal. Localities pictured include Kingston, Port Royal, and Gordon Town, Jamaica; Barranquilla, Cartagena, Ciénaga, Sabanilla, and Santa Marta, Colombia; and Ancón, Colón, and Panama City, Panama. Original handwritten captions are written in white ink on the leaves beneath most photographs. Original handwritten inscriptions are written in black ink and pencil on the versos of most photographs. This photograph album contains 113 photographic prints.
Extent / Physical Description
1 photograph album (128 pages; 5.910 x 8.582 x 1.969 in)
Series 1. Early Years, 1878-1914.
Copyright John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Kennedy Family Collection. Scrapbooks and albums: Boston Chamber of Commerce Trip to Panama, John F. Fitzgerald, Rose Fitzgerald, others, 1913: April-May. KFC-043-001. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
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