Execution Block and Axe, Tower of London Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Execution Block and Axe, Tower of London Postcard

Alternative Title

Tower of London Postcard

Subject

Castles--Europe
Executions and executioners
Death penalty
Capital punishment--Europe
Fraser, Simon

Description

A postcard depicting the execution block and axe from the Tower of London. The Tower of London was established in 1066 by William I of England, popularly known as William the Conqueror and sometimes known as William the Bastard, to keep hostile Londoners at bay. According the postcard, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, was executed on Tower Hill in 1747, using the axe photographed.

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

Gaif and Polden, 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

355 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch black and white photographic postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tower Hill, Tower of London, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Gaif and Polden, 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

"The Beauchamp Tower." Historic Royal Palaces: The Tower of London. http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/Sightsandstories/Prisoners/Towers/BeauchampTower.

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. LCC000593.pdf