Old Slave Market Postcard


Dublin Core


Old Slave Market Postcard

Alternative Title

Old Slave Market Postcard


Slavery--United States


A postcard depicting Elijah Green (ca. 1838-), a former slave, sitting in front of the Old Slave Mart, located at 6 Chalmers Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Green was said to have been born in 1838 and was one of the few ex-slaves still living in 1941. The Old Slave Mart opened in 1808 as a response to the ban on the United States' participation in the international slave trade. It served as a domestic slave collecting and reselling center until 1863. The site was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and was acquired by the City of Charleston in 1998.

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 photographic 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. 1941

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1941


Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

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




300 KB


3 x 5 inch black and white photographic postcard




Still Image


Old Slave Mart, Charleston, South Carolina

Accrual Method



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


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Old Slave Mart Museum." Charleston, South Carolina. http://charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=160.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


“Old Slave Market Postcard,” RICHES, accessed June 15, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/6779.