The "Gondlier" Passing Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

The "Gondlier" Passing Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness Postcard

Alternative Title

Castle Urquhart Postcard

Subject

Castles--Europe

Description

A postcard depicting a boat travelling past Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's largest castles. Located on a promontory on the banks of the Loch Ness, the castle offers beautiful vistas up and down the lake. It was a medieval fortress for 500 years, and was particularly important from the 1200s to the 1600s, as it featured in the Scots' struggle for independence. It was under the control of King of Scots, Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce, , beginning in 1306.

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 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.

Publisher

Valentine and Sons, Ltd.

Date Created

ca. 1931

Contributor

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.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

286 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch black and white photographic postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Castle Urquhart, Inverness, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Ness, Highland, Scotland

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Valentine and Sons, Ltd.

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

"Urquhart Castle." Historic Scotland. http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_297.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Locations

Categories

Transcribe This Item

  1. LCC000590.pdf