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R. H. LeSesne


R. H. LeSesne, Daytona Beach, Fla.


A black and white image of African American men and women posing on the steps of Thomas White Hall. The brick exterior and columned entrance can be seen around them. The photo is of the two-year graduating college class of 1930, consisting of six women and eight men. They are wearing academic robes, graduation caps, and tassels. In the first row, center, is President Mary McLeod Bethune, also wearing academic robes, a cap, and tassel. A woman in matching skirt and jacket is standing at the far left with a purse. At the time this photo was taken, Bethune-Cookman University was a junior college. On the back of the photo is the stamp of the photographer.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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

18 cm. x 26 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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