Celery Field, Orlando Postcard

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Title

Celery Field, Orlando Postcard

Alternative Title

Orlando Celery Field Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Celery

Description

A postcard featuring the agricultural laborers working at a celery field in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando area was originally occupied by the Creek and Seminole tribes. In 1838, Fort Gatlin was erected on the shores of Lake Gatlin, just a few miles south of present-day Downtown Orlando. Centered around Church Street, Orlando became a city in 1884.

Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus growing center by the 1920s. The city continued to grow during the Great Depression with aid from the Work Progress Administration (WPA). During World War II, Orlando became a major military center as well, with the development of the McCoy Air Force Base and Pinecastle Air Force Base, and with the addition of the Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC Orlando) in 1968. Downtown Orlando declined in the 1960s and 1970s. Redevelopment began in the 1970s and continued into the 1980s, with projects such as the Church Street Station entertainment complex. In 1998, a building boom began and continued through the 2000s.

Abstract

Picture postcard of workers in a celery in Orlando, Florida. Reverse side blank.

Source

Original black and white postcard: "Celery Field, Orlando, Fla.": Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1920

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1920

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original black and white postcard: "Celery Field, Orlando, Fla.." Tag number DP0008256, Central Florida Memory.

Is Format Of

Original black and white postcard: "Celery Field, Orlando, Fla."

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

63.9 KB

Medium

1 black and white postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

CELERY FIELD, ORLANDO, FLA.

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Original Format

1 black and white postcard

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