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A black and white panoramic image of African American women and girls harvesting crops for the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls, known today as Bethune-Cookman University. In this image, one can see the women and girls performing varieties of tasks, such as pulling the crops, plowing, hoeing, and gathering. A barrel is placed at the end of the crop row for the crops. The girls and women are wearing long working dresses. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of the school, can be seen standing in the center of the image in the middleof a crop row, wearing a dark-colored dress, a hat, and holding her apron in her hand (if having trouble locating her, look directly above the word "Daytona" written on the front of the image). In the background of the image is the campus of Bethune-Cookman. Starting at the left of the image, there is a barn that is located on the farmland the girls are working. To the right of the barn, through the trees, is the brick exterior of White Hall. To the right of White Hall, obscured by a large oak tree, is the white facade of the original Faith Hall, which was replaced in 1935. To the right of Faith Hall is a church, as well as other campus buildings. Written on the front of the image is, "Daytona Educational and Industrial School for Negro Girls, Daytona, Florida."


ca. 1916-1923


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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

22 cm. x 90 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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