Practically unknown, the work of Panamanian photographic pioneer Carlos Endara Andrade leaves a portrait of a felicitous Panama. With almost messianic determination, he photographed what he saw as a fortunate (even lucky) society, precisely because the engine of its socioeconomic machine was a hulk of contradictions in a constant state of flux. What distinguishes Endara from the photographers of his time is the range of his human and environmental register. With a frontal, direct and eloquent style, he photographed the poor, immigrants, families and couples without confining himself by any means to the wealthy; rather, he photographed people of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, thus capturing the diversity of humanity that arrived in Panama in search of a better life. Here, he finds pupils at San José School performing the Court of Civilization Allegory in 1905.