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A black and white image of Mary McLeod Bethune standing with a minister, another woman, a bride, and a groom. The image is a posed portrait, probably taken after a wedding ceremony. Mary McLeod Bethune is standing in the back row at the left, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, a black and white dress, a pearl necklace, and white gloves. To her right is an African American male, who is wearing a minister's uniform. To the right of him is a woman in a light-colored dress , who is wearing a wide-brimmed hat, a corsage, and is holding a purse in her left hand. Seated in front of them are the bride and groom. The bride is at the left, and is wearing a cathedral-length veil, a lace wedding dress with a cathedral-length train, lace gloves, and is holding a large bouquet in her arms. To her right is the groom, who is wearing a white undershirt and a black tuxedo, and a boutonniere. It is unknown who the bride and groom are, except to say that it is not Mary McLeod Bethune's son, Albert. On the back of the image is written in pencil, "Dr. Bethune and wedding party, 1930's." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1930s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Portrait photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Wedding clothing and dress -- Photographs; Lace -- Photographs; Bouquets -- Photographs; Corsages -- Photographs; Necklaces -- Photographs; Pearls -- Photographs; African Americans; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Tuxedoes -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Back of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

25 cm. x 20 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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