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A black and white image of a large group of African American men and women posing for a group portrait on the steps of Harrison Rhodes Hall. The picture is identified as a summer Teacher Institute held at Bethune-Cookman University. In the background can be see the brick edifice of Harrison Rhodes Hall and the two-story paned windows. To the right of the windows is a row of vines growing on the outside of the building. A dark-colored "Welcome" banner with three stars on it hangs above the door to the building. The women are wearing varieties of styles of dresses, skirts, and jewelry. The men are wearing pants and button-up collared shirts. Many of the women are holding handbags and purses, and also wearing sunglasses. Some of the men are also wearing sunglasses. Some of the women are holding packages that have "Welcome" typed on the front. Florence Roane can be seen in the very middle of the first row of the group. She is wearing a striped dress with large circular buttons down the skirt. The sidewalk leading up to the building has a grass inset where part of a lawn statue can be seen. On the back of the image is written a variety of notes: "1950s"; "Fla Cowgress"; "Teachers' Institute (summer) 1950s"; "85 Screen"; and "7 3/4 x 3"" Deep". The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1950s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Harrison Rhodes Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Skirts -- Photographs; Dresses -- Photographs; Handbags -- Photographs; Sandals -- Photographs; Shoes -- Florida -- Photographs; Trousers -- Photographs; Shirts -- Photographs; Sunglasses -- Photographs; Eyeglasses -- Photographs; African Americans

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

20 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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