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National Youth Administration


A black and white National Youth Administration photograph of three NYA members and another man who appears to be a priest, watching as one oils a wood-cutting machine. The man on the right of the image is wearing coveralls and is holding an oil can in his hands. The man to the left of him is African American and is wearing coveralls and an NYA button. The man to the left of him is Asian American and is also wearing coveralls. The priest is wearing a heavy overcoat. Mary McLeod Bethune served as the Director of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration during the 1940's, and probably acquired this image during her time as an NYA agent. On the back of the image is written "NY-13." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- United States -- Photographs; Men -- United States -- Photographs; African Americans; Coveralls -- Photographs; Machinery -- Photographs; Oil cans -- Photographs; Spcetators -- United States -- Photographs

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

21 c. x 26 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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