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A black and white image of male students working in a classroom at Bethune-Cookman University. The students are participating in a broom-making class, which was part of the Boys Industries, or vocational training, offered by the school. The two men at the right are dressed in long-sleeved shirts, ties, and pants, and they are making straw baskets. To the right of them are two more men who have attached the straw to a broom handle and now are combing the straw. To the right of them are two more men who are using a pressing machine to press the straw together. A man standing behind the two men combing the straw is also pressing the straw with a machine. Throughout the room are examples of furniture where straw has been inlaid by the class. In the background of the image, completed brooms can be seen leaning up against a wall. A lamp sits on top of a shelf at the left of the image. On the back of the photograph is written, "Boys Industries, Bethune COokman College, class in broom-making." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1930


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Vocational education -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Brooms and brushes -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Lamps -- Photographs; Chairs -- 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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