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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune and Marjorie Stewart Joyner posing with the Alpha Phi Chi beautician sorority in Mary McLeod Bethune's home. They are posed behind Mrs. Bethune's desk. Mary McLeod Bethune and Marjorie Stewart Joyner are the only women seated in the picture; Bethune, to the left, in a suit jacket, and Joyner, to the right, with gray hair. Marjorie Stewart Joyner is credited with having invented the perm machine, to assist African American women with their hair, and was a very close friend of Mary McLeod Bethune. The "Marjorie Joyner Residence Hall" on Bethune's campus is named for her. The remaining women are all standing, and are wearing dresses or suits, and hats. Draperies can be seen hanging from the window behind the group. On the back of the photograph is written, "Alpha Phi Chi (Beautician) sorority fraternity convention on campus, mid 1940's." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach; African Americans; Desks -- Photographs; Windows -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Draperies -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Joyner, Marjorie Stewart (1896-1995)

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 cm. x 25 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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