Tropical Eola Park Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Tropical Eola Park Postcard

Alternative Title

Eola Park Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Bandstands--United States
Parks--Florida
Lakes--Florida

Description

Postcard showing Lake Eola Park and its bandstand in Orlando, Florida. The bandstand is on the west side of the park. Lake Eola and the park that surrounds it are 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: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

Orange News Company

Date Created

ca. 1940

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1940

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago: 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

603 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.543825, -81.375185

Temporal Coverage

1940-01-01/1940-12-31

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-14--Tropical Eola Park, Orlando, Fla.
"The City Beautiful"

Have you ever seen Orlando? Ever walked her well paved streets? Have you tasted of her water? Have you seen the crowds she greets? Always coming; always welcome, Summer, winter, autumn, spring. Here you find both health and comfort And the joys they're sure to bring.

Have you seen Orlando? 'Tis the place for young and old; Plenteous ozone without asking, And no storms or winter's cold. Fruits and flowers and balmy breezes, Winter gardens everywhere, Lovely homes and groves and pine trees, Every day the best of fare.

Have you seen Orlando? Or Chief Osceola's trail? Land first lived on by the white man; Reached by water or by rail. Have you ever seen Orlando? This the land that first was trod In America, the glorious. Lovely clime! Best gift of God.
J.J.B.

Orlando is one of America;s loveliest cities, located in the very heart of the Florida Peninsula.

ORANGE NEWS CO., ORLANDO, FLA.

POST CARD

GENUINE CURTEICH-CHICAGO"C.T.ART.COLORTONE" POST CARD (REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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