Point of Battery and Statue, Showing Junction of Ashley and Cooper Rivers Postcard

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Title

Point of Battery and Statue, Showing Junction of Ashley and Cooper Rivers Postcard

Alternative Title

The Battery Postcard

Subject

American Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil wars

Description

A postcard depicting The Battery at the junction of Ashley River and Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The Battery is a defensive seawall and promenade named for a Civil War-era defense artillery battery located at the site.

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.

Creator

Charleston News Company

Source

Original 4 x 6 inch color postcard by the Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Curt Teich and Company

Date Created

ca. 1898-1978

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1898-1978

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 4 x 6 inch color postcard by the Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company.

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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

140 KB

Medium

4 x 6 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Charleston News Company and published by Curt Teich and Company.

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

"Finally a fix for the Battery." The Post and Courier, December 26, 2012. http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121226/PC1002/121229579/1021/finally-a-fix-for-the-battery.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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