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A black and white image of Bethune-Cookman University's football team. The team is posing outside, on the site of present-day Meigs Hall. Behind them can be see tall palm trees and an unidentified building. The team is posed in three rows; back row standing, middle row kneeling, first row sitting. They are all wearing their football uniforms and and shoes and have their arms crossed over their chests. The third person in the first row from the left is sitting next to a football which has written on it, "Fla. Champs, BCC 1924." Coach Leon C. James, the first coach at BCU, is standing in the back row farthest to the right, in a shirt, tie, jacket, and hat. Edward Rodriguez is standing in the back row third from the left. He was Mary McLeod Bethune's foster son. The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Football players -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Uniforms -- Photographs; Football -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Group portraits; Coaches (Athletics) -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Rodriguez, Edward

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Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

17 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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