Cadet Chapel, The Citadel Postcard


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Cadet Chapel, The Citadel Postcard

Alternative Title

Cadet Chapel Postcard


Churches--United States


A postcard depicting a dress parade outside of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston. Built in 1820, the original citadel stood on what is now Marion Square. In 1842, Governor John Peter Richardson III (1831-1899) called for the conversion of The Citadel and the nearby Arsenal into military academies. It was occupied by Federal troops during the American Civil War, but reopened in 1882. At that time, Marion Square was created in front of it as a military plaza.

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 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.


F. J. Martschink Company

Date Created

ca. 1950-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1950-1979


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.




320 KB


3 x 5 inch color postcard




Still Image


The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by F.J. Martschink 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

"Brief History of the Citadel." The Citadel.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


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