1959 Caribbean Yearbook - Cristobal High School - Panama Canal Zone

Item CZYB41   

This Item was Sold on 12 January 2016 for $58

Similar artifacts for sale are often found on the Canal Zone Yearbooks web page. 

Historical Pricing information for this item and similar artifacts can be found at: Historical Artifact Prices.

This is the 1959 Caribbean yearbook from Cristobal High School, located on the Atlantic side of the isthmus of the Panama Canal Zone in the town of New Cristobal. The contents include the faculty, freshmen through senior students and school activities, such as sports and clubs. The end of the yearbook has cool ads for familiar places on the Atlantic side like the Gatun Gun Club, the Panama Canal Yacht Club and the Margarits Florist. I was delighted to find many of my CHS teachers in this yearbook. Some of my classmates' siblings are also listed in this yearbook. This is the last yearbook for Cristobal High School when it was located in the town of New Cristobal. The following school year was held in the new building in Coco Solo, but the school's name remained Cristobal High School. The cover has light wear, but it is otherwise in remarkably good condition. The cover and some of the pages have light soiling or discoloration. The binding is in good condition except at the back cover interface which is starting to come loose, but it is still intact. Please see the photo below to see this. You can easily repair this with clear tape. There is no writing on the pages, but there is a reference number on the inside of the front cover so this may have been an unused reference copy for the Panama Canal Zone School System.. A rare and very collectable document about the history of the Panama Canal Zone. Go Tigers!

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, 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.

How to Order | Collectable Artifacts | Panama | Canal Zone Yearbooks | Historical Artifact Prices | contact: Ted Bailey