Le Jet d'Eau Illuminé Postcard

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Title

Le Jet d'Eau Illuminé Postcard

Alternative Title

Jet d'Eau Postcard

Subject

Fountains--Europe

Description

A postcard depicting the Jet d'Eau in Geneva, Switzerland, a water jet that was initially created accidentally when a pressure valve created a 30-meter high plume of water. In 1891, the Geneva City Counsel turned the water jet into a tourist attraction and moved it to the port of Eaux-Vives, where it reached a height of 90 meters and was colored by lights, as shown in this postcard.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1A (non-U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Jager

Date Created

ca. 1931

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

File folder 1A (non-U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

347 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch color postcard

Language

fre

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lake Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Jager.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Geneva's Emblematic Jet d'Eau. A Story. A Symbol." SIG. http://www.sig-ge.ch/en/ecoinfo/our-heritage/discover-and-visit-sig-sites/Pages/the-jet-d-eau.aspx.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Locations

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