Foyer of Dock Street Theatre Postcard


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Foyer of Dock Street Theatre Postcard

Alternative Title

Dock Street Theatre Postcard


Theaters--United States


A postcard depicting the foyer of the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina, the first building in America built exclusively for theatre performances. Although the building was likely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1740, theatre was rebuilt in 1935 as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in the shell of the Planter's Hotel, which was built in the same location.

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 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.


Graycraft Card Company

Date Created

ca. 1940-1949

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1940-1949


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.




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3 x 5 inch black and white postcard




Still Image


Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, South Carolina

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by Graycraft Card 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

"Dock Street Theatre." Charleston Stage at the Dock.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


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