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A black and white image of a cooking class taking place at Bethune-Cookman University. Home economics courses were offered as part of the vocational training program at the college. In this image, eight female African American students, four at each table, prepare to make nut bread. The women are standing in a classroom. At the left of the image is a closet where supplies and ingredients are kept. Also in the closet can partially be seen a Coca-Cola drink bottle cooler. Standing to the right of the closet is a teacher observing the class. She is wearing a light-colored dress. On the wall behind her are a variety of posters, a wall clock, a blackboard, and a weight scale. A sign on the blackboard reads, "Cease to be a drudge; Seek to be an artist." The directions for the class to make nut bread are written on the chalkboard. They can only partially be read, "Nut bread; 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar; 1 and 1/2 cups sweet milk; 4 teasp. backing powder; 1 egg; 1 cup; 4 cups; Let rise 30 min., 30 or 40 minutes." The posters on the wall are on the following topics: protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, growth, and Vitamin A. Standing at the table farthest to the left are four female students. At the end of the table nearest the chalkboard can be seen an old cash register. The four women are mixing ingredients into their own bowls, and are using old-fashioned hand-turn egg beaters to mix the ingredients. The students standing at the table at the right of the image are performing the same task with the ingredients and egg beaters. On the back of the photograph is the note, "Bethune-Cookman Vocational Training School; cooking class 1950s." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1950s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Teachers -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Tables -- Photographs; African Americans; Classrooms -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Blackboards -- Photographs; Cooking utensils -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Home economics -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Vocational education -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Clocks and watches -- Photographs; Uniforms -- 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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