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Office of War Information


This image consists of three African American students, one male and two females, looking through Spencer miscroscopes. The microscopes have the same logo on them: Spencer, Buffalo, USA. The male student at the left of the image has short curly hair, and is wearing a button up shirt, tie, and sweater. He has his hand on the focusing wheel. The female student in the center has shoulder-length hair with a ribbon tied in it. She is wearing a button-up shirt and sweater, and a plaid skirt. The female student at the right of the image also has shoulder-length hair with a ribbon tied in it, and she is wearing a light-colored shirt. Both girls are leaned over, looking through the microscope lenses. On the front of the image is written in pen "To Mrs. Bethune, Gordon." On the back of the photograph are two stamps. Both stamps read "Please Credit O.W.I, Office of War Information, Photo By --." The stamp on the left has no information about the photographer, but the stamp at the right has the name "Parks" written in blue ink. The number "17132" is also written in pencil on the back of the image.


ca. 1942-1945


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Office of War Information (Library of Congress); Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- 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

28 cm. x 36 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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