This is the 1972 Caribbean yearbook from Cristobal High School, located on the Atlantic side of the isthmus of Panama in the American Canal Zone town of Coco Solo. The contents include faculty and student activities for grades 7 through 12. The end of the yearbook has lots of cool advertisements from familiar places in Colon and on the Atlantic side of the former Panama Canal Zone. Go Tigers!
This yearbook was an office copy in the Panama Canal School system and " Office Copy " is written on the inside of the front cover. A catalog number is written in small print at the top of the following page. The binding is in great shape and there is no writing or damage to any of the internal pages. There is a small amount of damage at the top of the last page where this page stuck to the back cover, but this is minimal and not an issue. The cover has some wear from office use and the cover is made out of a soft pseudo-leather material that is showing its age, but is not cracked or damaged. I think that some leather preservative might restore the cover if you think it is necessary. Overall, this yearbook is still in very good condition.
This yearbook was part of the Panama Canal Museum archives. When the museum closed, I gave the museum a large donation in exchange for some of their yearbooks. I already have a copy of this yearbook in my personal collection, so I am selling this copy to recover some of the money from my donation.
Many of the yearbooks from the Panama Canal Zone have been digitized and are available as free downloadable JPGs on the University of Florida's archival website ( CHS ; BHS ), but you cannot search the text on graphics and reading jpegs on iBooks is not easy on your eyes. You can also purchase Xerox copies of yearbooks from Classmates.com for about $80, but it is much better to purchase an original copy of this yearbook to keep in your own collection.