Reims During 1st Bombardment Years Postcard

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Reims During 1st Bombardment Years Postcard

Alternative Title

Notre-Dame de Reims Postcard


World War I, 1914-1918


A postcard depicting the lateral face of the south tower of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, or Our Lady of Reims, during the years in which it was bombarded by the German Army in World War I. Originally the site of the coronation of the French kings, photographs of the destruction of cathedral were used as propaganda images by the French against the Germans. Wooden scaffolding on the north side of the cathedral caught fire during the bombing, contributing to the extent of the damage. This photograph of the southern side shows the attempts to guard the cathedral against damage.

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.


A., Nancy


Original 3 x 5 inch black and white photographic 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.


Dubois, G.

Date Created

ca. 1931


Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch black and white photographic 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.




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3 x 5 inch black and white photographic postcard




Still Image


Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally created by Nancy A. and published by G. Dubois.

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


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"WWI Battlefields of the Western Front." The Great War: 1914-1918.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches



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