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Hollywood Studio, 592 W. Church Street, Orlando, Fla.


A black and white photograph of President James A. Colston (1945-1947) awarding a diploma to student Ernest Harrell of Deland. President Colston standing at the left, wearing a graduation cap, gown, and tassel. He is shaking the right hand of the student, and handing him his diploma with his left. The student, Ernest Harrell of Deland, is wearing his military service uniform and must have just returned from World War II. Behind the two men are other college faculty and students sitting on chairs onstage. Sitting in a chair to the right of Ernest Harrell is Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who is only partially visible. She is wearing an academic gown and a white dress. On the back of the photograph is the stamp of the photographer's studio, as well as the following note, "First return [person] receives certificate, on completion of his course in auto mechanics; Ernest Harrell -- Deland." The image is printed on Velox paper.


ca. 1945


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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

10 cm. x 15 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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