Japanese Bridge, Fairmount Park Postcard

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Title

Japanese Bridge, Fairmount Park Postcard

Alternative Title

Japanese Bridge Postcard

Subject

Bridges--United States

Description

The postcard depicts the Japanese bridge at Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens, located in West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shofuso, also known as Pine Breeze Villa, is designed in traditional 17th century-style Japanese architecture. Shofuso opened in 1954 and was renovated in 1976.

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 5 x 3 postcard. File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, of the Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Miller, Ruth Mary

Date Created

ca. 1940

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

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

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (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

276 KB

Medium

5 x 3 inch black and white photographic postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Ruth Murray Miller.

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

Fischer, Felice. Phila-Nipponica: an historic guide to Philadelphia & Japan = Fuiraderufuia to Nippon o musubu rekishiteki kizuna. Philadelphia: Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, 1999.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

5 x 3 inches

Files

LCC000599.pdf

Citation

“Japanese Bridge, Fairmount Park Postcard.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed May 17, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/6630.

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  1. LCC000599.pdf