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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune and James A. Colston, who served briefly as the second president of Bethune-Cookman University behind Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune is sitting at her desk signing a document. James A. Colston is standing to the right of her, looking down at the paper she is signing. Behind them can be seen a large bookshelf wall unit. In the background of the image behind Dr. Colston is a door with a sign above it which reads, "Think." Dr. Colston is wearing a three-piece suit, while Mrs. Bethune wears a dress. On the back of the photograph is a note that reads, "Presidents of BCC, Dr. Bethune and Dr. Colston, 1940's; Page 2 collage." The photographer of the image is unknown. The image is printed on Koidak Royal paper.


ca. 1940s


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Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

12 cm. x 10 cm.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact University Archives, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2186.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Funding source

LSTA Grant 2008-2009

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

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