Aerial View of Bethlehem Steel Company Postcard


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Aerial View of Bethlehem Steel Company Postcard

Alternative Title

Bethlehem Steel Company Postcard


Steel industry--United States
Shipbuilding--United States


A postcard depicting Bethlehem Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc. in Beaumont, Texas. Founded in 1857, Bethlehem Steel Company was the second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder in the country. The Beaumont Yard was one of the major sources for offshore drilling rigs during its operation from 1948 to 1989. Bethlehem Steel Co. went defunct in 2003.

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 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1948-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1948-1979


Business Men's Studio
Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color 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, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




198 KB


3 x 5 inch color postcard




Still Image


Beaumont, Texas

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

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

"Bethlehem Steel Company, Beaumont TX." Shipbuilding History.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


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