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Gross, Martin


Martin Gross, 1321 Crestview Dr., Holly Hill, Fla.


A black and white photo of a group of fraternity members kneeling on the ground near a mock headstone and burial on Bethune-Cookman's campus. They are doing a "victory prayer." They have constructed a headstone, a pile of sand, and stuck two shoes at the end of the pile of dirt to make is appear as if a body has been buried. The headstone read "Fam-Rats died XI - XIX - LXVI (11-19-1966)." The "Fam-Rats" is probably a reference to the Florida A&M Universty (FAMU) team. The five fraternity members are kneeling with their hands making a "prayer" symbol. They are each wearing hats that have Greek letters on the front, but it's unknown what fraternity is represented. On the back of the photograph is the stamp of the photographer's studio.


ca. 1966


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Fraternities and sororities -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Initiation rites -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

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

21 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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