New York Post Office - 8th Ave. & 31st St. Postcard

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Title

New York Post Office - 8th Ave. & 31st St. Postcard

Alternative Title

New York Post Office Postcard

Subject

Post offices

Description

A postcard depicting a view of the exterior of the General Post Office Building on Eighth Avenue in New York City, New York. Built in 1912, it is main post office in the city and is now called the James A. Farley Post Office Building. In 1982, the post office became a monument and was dedicated to James Farley (1888-1976), the 53rd Postmaster General. The building is most famous for its beaux arts architecture and the inscription it bears: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Contrary to popular belief, this is not the motto of the U.S. Postal Service, but was chosen by the architects.

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 color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Lumitone Photoprint

Date Created

ca. 1930-1939

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1930-1939

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color 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

283 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

General Post Office Building, New York City, New York

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Lumitone Photoprint.

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

"Farley Post Office Building." New York Architecture. http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID133.htm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Locations

Categories