Cypress Gardens, Semi-Tropical Wonderland Postcard

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Title

Cypress Gardens, Semi-Tropical Wonderland Postcard

Alternative Title

Cypress Gardens Postcard

Subject

Gardens--United States

Description

A postcard depicting Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The land was originally part of the Dean Hall rice plantation in 1750. During the Great Depression, after years of disuse, Benjamin Kittredge opened the property to the public as a duck hunting reserve. The property closed in 2015 after devastating flooding.

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. 1932-1978

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1932-1978

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

254 KB

Medium

4 x 6 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cypress Gardens, Moncks Corner, 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

Lindsay, Howard H. "A GIFT FOR CHARLESTON, S.C.; Cypress Gardens, With Its 150 Acres of Waterways And Flower Beds, Will Be Given to City June 1 Target Date The Knees of Tree Temperamental GIFT FOR CHARLESTON." The New York Times, April 14, 1963. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9900E4DF1430EF3BBC4C52DFB2668388679EDE.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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