Orlando, Fla. Skyline by Moonlight Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Orlando, Fla. Skyline by Moonlight Postcard

Alternative Title

Orlando Skyline Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Parks--Florida
Lakes--Florida
Buildings--Florida

Description

Postcard sent in 1943 from Marvin B. Pernick to Marybelle Campbell. The postcard shows the Orlando skyline in a night scene as seen from the eastern side of Lake Eola Park. Some of the buildings shown are the Angebilt Hotel, rhe Orange County Courthouse, and the Lake Eola Band Stand. Lake Eola Park is one of the unusual features that sets the city of Orlando apart from other places. From its earliest days Downtown Orlando was situated on the west side of the lake. As the town grew into a city, Lake Eola continued to be a focal point for the inhabitants, who used it for bathing, swimming and fishing, while on its shores people picnicked, listened to concerts and religious services. Much of the land around Lake Eola was donated to Orlando by Jacob Summerlin who designated that it be a public park. It has remained one ever since. The rest of the park land was donated by the Musselwhite Family and Mayor Frank Sperry.

Creator

Genuine Curteich-Chicago

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago, 1943: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

Orange News Company

Date Created

1943

Date Copyrighted

1943

Date Issued

1943

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago, 1943: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.
Postcard Collection, Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

789 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.543825, -81.375185
28.542859, -81.378798
28.542917, -81.377868

Temporal Coverage

1943-08-07/1943-08-07

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and published by the Oranges News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.

External Reference Title

Transcript

O-18---Orlando, Fla. Skyline by Moonlight
"The City Beautiful"

Lake Eola is one of the many fresh water lakes within the city limits of Orlando, Florida's largest inland city.

S/Sgt. Marvin B. Penick
ASN-18046215
1156 School Sqdn.[?]
A.AFSAT-Orlando, Fla.

Hi hon,
I'm either down here to go to school for a month or for a months vacation, I don't know. Will write you a letter later.

Love,
Marv.

Miss Marybelle Campbell
3515 St. John's Drive (5)
Dallas Texas

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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