1940 Caribbean Yearbook - Cristobal High School - Panama Canal Zone

Item CZYB04 


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This is the 1940 Caribbean yearbook from Cristobal High School, located on the Atlantic side of the isthmus of the Panama Canal Zone in the town of Cristobal. This is an over sized yearbook with the cover dimensions of 13.5 inches X 9.5 inches. The contents include the faculty, freshmen through senior students and then every issue of the school's " Trade Wind " publication from October 1939 through May 1940. The end of the yearbook has cool ads for familiar places like the Tivoli Hotel and the United Fruit Company and drinks like Coca Cola and Orange Crush. The " Trade Wind " was a newspaper that covered school and local events including news about sports, school functions and photos. Fascinating reading for anyone who attended Panama Canal Zone schools or is interested in the history of Panama during this period. I was delighted to find three of my teachers in this yearbook - Mr. Paul Beck who was the Principal when I attended CHS, Mr. Carl Maedl who was also a Principal at CHS and Mr. Oswald Jorstad who taught me how to play the Clarinet in 1961. Some of my classmates' parents are listed in this yearbook. The cover has one small cut on the face, but it is otherwise in remarkably good condition. The binding is in excellent condition. The pages are starting to yellow, but are otherwise in very good condition. There is some writing on a few pages as expected from teachers and classmates of Spencer Smith, the student who owned this yearbook. A rare and very collectable document about the history of the Panama Canal Zone.



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