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A black and white image of a large group of people gathered outside celebrating a Christmas party. In the photo can be seen varieties of trees, some covered in Spanish moss, and also scrub palm trees. Beyond the crowd, across a dirt road, can be seen a open field next to white two-story house with a porch. The dirt road is lined on either side with a sidewalk. A male figure carrying something in his right hand can be seen stepping onto the sidewalk in front of the house. Telephone poles are also visible in the photograph. At the left of the image are ten benches which are set up at different angles, and about half are occupied by spectators. The crowd is making a semi-circle around a central figure, a man, and a table with baskets of unidentified goods on it. The crowd is made up of mostly male and female African American students, who are dressed in varieties of the school's white uniforms. Some adults are standing off to the side. The females are wearing long dresses and the men are wearing suit jackets and pants. The figure who is the focus is a tall woman who is wearing a long white shawl and white skirt. Next to her is a person sitting on a box of some sort, who appears to be dressed in a costume. They are next to the oversized table. Written on the front of the photograph in pen is "Christmas Party for the 'Around the World Story Hour Club'". On the back is printed in blue ink "26". The significance of this number is unknown. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1920s or 1930s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Florida; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Girls -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Boys -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Utility poles -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Buildings -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Spanish moss -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dirt roads -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Benches -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Pergolas -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Parties -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Spectators -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

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Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

CFM Storyline




Size of Original Image

10 cm. x 15 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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