The Citadel Postcard

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The Citadel Postcard

Alternative Title

Citadelle Laferrière Postcard




A postcard depicting an exterior view of the Citadelle Laferrière, also known as The Citadel, a large fortress in Nord, Haiti. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Henri Christophe, a leader of the Haitian slave rebellion, and was one of the first monuments built by former slaves after Haiti gained independence from France. Christophe later proclaimed himself Henry I, King of Haïti.

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.


Original 5 x 3 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.


F.M. Altièri and Cie

Date Created

ca. 1940


Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

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




Still Image


La Citadelle Laferrière, Nord, Haiti

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by F.M. Altièri and Cie.

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

"National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers." UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches



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