Overseas Highway from the Mainland to Key West Postcard Booklet

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Title

Overseas Highway from the Mainland to Key West Postcard Booklet

Alternative Title

Overseas Highway Postcard

Subject

Key West (Fla.)
Highways

Description

A booklet of postcards depicts the Overseas Highway, which connects U.S. Route 1 from the Florida Peninsula to Key West. the highway was completed in 1938, following what was once the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC). The Overseas Railroad was built in 1912 but destroyed two decades later by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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.

Creator

Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company

Source

Original color postcard booklet by the Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Curt Teich and Company

Date Created

ca. 1898-1978

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1898-1978

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color postcard booklet by the Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company.

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

417 KB

Medium

1 color postcard booklet

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Key West, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Gulf Stream Card and Distributing Company and published by Curt Teich and 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

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The highway that goes to sea." The Florida Keys &amp
Key West. http://www.fla-keys.com/highway.cfm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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