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National Youth Administration, State Office, 1. S. 4th St., Columbus, Ohio


A black and white National Youth Administration photograph of two African American males preparing to weld two pieces of metal together. They are at the left of the image and are holding onto the two pieces at the seam. They are wearing coveralls and goggles. The machine to do the welding is at the right of the image. It is made by the Eisler Engineering Co., Inc, Newark, New Jersey. The machine is the "Spot and Butt Welders." On the back of the photograph is the stamp of the NYA. Mary McLeod Bethune was the Director of Negro Affairs for the NYA during the 1940s, and most likely acquired this image during her time as an NYA agent.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- United States of America -- Photographs; African Americans; Welding -- Photographs; Men -- United States -- Photograohs; Coveralls -- Photographs; Machinery -- Photographs; Goggles -- 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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