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Carl Swisher Library, Bethune-Cookman University


A black and white image of the entire student body and staff posing on the steps in front of McLeod Hospital. At the top of the image, the front porch, plants, and front door of the hospital is visible. Standing at the top of the stairs are the eldest students, African American women and men who are wearing the school uniforms at the time. The women are wearing white dresses and large bows in their hair. The men are wearing suits. Standing at the bottom of the stairs are the youngest school children, boys and girls who are also wearing the school uniforms. At the left of the image is a standing group of five African American men and women. Mary McLeod Bethune is the fifth person from the left in this small group. She is wearing a whtie dress and is standing to the left of a potted plant. At the farthest right of the image is Frances Reynolds Keyser, who is standing underneath a tree behind a female student. She was the founder of Keyser Elementary School. This photograph is a reprint of an original image. Written on the back of the photograph is, "Mary McLeod Bethune, her teaching staff, and the students of her co-educational Daytona Beach School pose on the steps of Faith Hall. Credit: Carl Swisher Library, Bethune-Cookman College." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1920


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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

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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