This photograph features a ship captain posing at the Calm Studio, located at the Plazuela De Alfaro in Panama. The card is inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and signed by W. C. Gibb. The captain is wearing a nautical uniform and it is unknown whether he is a military or a civilian sailor. Research reveals that the Alfaro Plaza may be named after Jose Eloy Alfaro Delgado (1842 -1912) who was a President of Ecuador who was a strong opponent of pro Catholic conservatism and whose views and actions caused him to be exiled to Panama in 1911. A year later he returned to Ecuador, where he was imprisoned; and then taken from the prison by a mob and executed.

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  1. He’s a merchant marine officer — a civilian. His cap badge includes the company house flag; I’ll see if I can match it.

  2. My great Grandfather served in the Spanish American War in the 43rd U.S. Vols. in 1903 or 1908 (can’t remember exact year) His name was George Atwood Wilson Jr. his wife was Johanna “Josephine” (Dunley).

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