A black and white image of male and female African American graduates standing outside in a circle around a tree. The students are wearing commencement caps and gowns. Some of the women at the left of the photograph are holding umbrellas, indicating that it is raining. The group is standing in the grass in front of an unidentified Bethune-Cookman University campus building. Two of the windows are open on this building; an unidentified male is looking out one of the windows down at the group planting the tree. A male graduate at the forefront of the image is holding a shovel and scooping dirt to cover the hole where the tree has been planted. This ceremony is called the "tree planting ceremony," which occurred annually after each commencement. On the back of the image is stamped "Page, Pix no., Order (illegible)." The photographer of the image is unknown.
Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Rain -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Umbrellas -- Photographs; Shovels -- Photographs
Number of Images
Side of Image
Front of Postcard
Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection
Size of Original Image
21 cm. x 26 cm.
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Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.
LSTA Grant 2008-2009
Digital Reproduction Specifications
Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.
"Tree Planting Ceremony" (1960). Images of Central Florida. 75.