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A black and white photograph of the original photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune's early schoolhouse in Tomoka, Florida. The schoolhouse has paned windows and is built of wood. A small belfry is just barely visible at the top of the image. A wooden ladder can be seen leaning against the left side of the building. Very tall trees can be seen in the background. In front of the school, in the yard, is a small group of three women and school girls standing in a circle holding hands. They are all wearing dresses. The three women are standing nearest the school, and are all wearing hats and coats. The woman standing in front of the door, dressed in a black dress and hat, is Mary McLeod Bethune. A small black "check" mark is visible just above her head, which must be present on the original image, indicating that is where she is standing. On the back of the image is written, ""Early school in Tomoka-- out from Ormond Beach, Florida. 1918. Bethune-Cookman College."" The image is printed on Kodak paper. The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Girls -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; One-room schools -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; School children -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Ladders -- Photographs

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Back of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

20 cm. x 26 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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