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A black and white image of a large sugar cane cultivation production taking place on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. African American men and women can be seen in this photograph. At the left of the image, the students are pouring the pressed sugar cane into a heated vat to heat the surgar, to melt it into syrup. Mary McLeod Bethune is the fourth person standing from the left of the image. She is facing the camera and is wearing a dark skirt, long-sleeved white shirt, and an apron. To the right of her are a group of female students who are standing around a table. There are jars on this table that have been filled with the syrup. In the forefront of the image is the sugar cane pressing machine and a large pile of the spent sugar cane stalks. The sugar cane is fed through the presser, which is run by the horse that is tied to the tree branch and walks in a circle, feeding the cane through. A student can be seen holding a sugar cane stalk up to the presser, about to feed it through. The liquid is then collected in the barrel. In the background of the image to the right is a small building used for storage. Various threes can be seen in the image. The photographer of the image is unknown. This photograph is a photograph of the original image.




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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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