Florida's Largest Live Oak Postcard

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Florida's Largest Live Oak Postcard

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Florida's Largest Live Oak Postcard


Mandarin (Fla.)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896


A postcard depicting the exterior of the house of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) in Mandarin, Florida, which was also home to several large live oak trees. A famous abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, Stowe spent her winters in Florida beginning in 1867, although she was reportedly not welcomed in the area.

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.


Duval News Company


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


Curt Teich and Company

Date Created

ca. 1950-1959

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1950-1959


Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard by Duval News 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.




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3 x 5 inch color postcard




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Stowe Lodge, Mandarin, Florida

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally created by Duval 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


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Harriet Beecher Stowe." Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. http://www.mandarinmuseum.net/harriet-beecher-stowe.

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Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches