Images of Central Florida



Chicken yard


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A black and white image of the large chicken coop and yard where chickens were fed and raised on Bethune-Cookman University's campus. Very tall trees can be seen in the background behind the chicken coop, including palm trees. A part of the front of Faith Hall can be see through the trees behind the chicken yard. Two tall white structures are on either side of the chicken coop, and a woodbeam structure with chicken wire runs between them. The tall structure at the right of the photograph has an opening where chickens can be seen standing. A variety of chickens are seen walking around in the dirt yard. Seven African American females are seen in long-sleeved white dresses with smocks over them and white hats. One women at the left forefront of the image is carrying a bucket presumably full of seed for the chickens. Another woman is at the right of the image and is standing in the pen. The remaining four women are standing in the shade behind chicken wire. At the center of the image is Mary McLeod Bethune. She is wearing a large, floppy white hat, and light-colored dress which goes to her ankles. She is turned to the side. On the lower left-hand front of the image is the number "39", but the significance of this number is unknown. On the back of the image is written in pen, "A corner of the poultry yard, Daytona N. & I. Institute." The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Chickens -- Florida -- Photographs; Birdhouses -- Florida -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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

27 cm. x 34 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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