New Convention Hall Postcard


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New Convention Hall Postcard

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New Convention Hall Postcard


Trade and Convention Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)--History.


A postcard depicting the exterior of the Municipal Auditorium Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in 1931 in the Art Deco architectural style, the building hosted numerous political conventions, sporting events, and musical performances before being demolished in 2005.

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.


Miller, Ruth Murray

Date Created

ca. 1931

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1931


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.




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3 x 5 inch black and white photographic postcard




Still Image


Municipal Auditorium Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by Ruth Murray Miller.

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

Hunter, Ruth H. The Trade and Convention Center of Philadelphia: Its Birth and Renascence. [Philadelphia]: [Board of Trade and Conventions], 1962.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


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