Great Organ in the Chapel of Colleen Moore's Dollhouse Postcard

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Title

Great Organ in the Chapel of Colleen Moore's Dollhouse Postcard

Alternative Title

Colleen Moore's Doll House Postcard

Subject

Organs

Description

A postcard depicting the organ from the chapel of Colleen Moore's (1899-1988) dollhouse, which was exhibited at the Gimbel Brothers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is made of ivory and gold, and was functional with electricity. Moore was a silent film actress who built the dollhouse with a former set designer in 1928. She contributed pieces to the house until her death in 1988. It is currently on display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch black and white 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. 1940

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1940

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch black and white 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.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

349 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch black and white postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

Fields, Mary Durland. "50 Years Of Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle." The Chicago Tribune. August 23, 1985. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-08-23/entertainment/8502250032_1_windsor-castle-dollhouse-science-and-industry.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Locations

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