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A black and white portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune, president-emeritus of Bethune-Cookman University. This photo was taken when Bethune was very young, most likely in the early 1900s. She is wearing a dress which is made of both cloth and lace, with a button-up skirt. Her left hand is placed in her lap, and a ring can be seen on her left ring finger. Her right hand is resting on a book, which is sitting on a table. She is sitting on an ornately carved chair. She is wearing a pin on her shirt. On the back of the image is written, "1895-1910; Dr. Bethune as a young woman abt 30-35 years old." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1895-1910


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Bethune, Mary McLeod -- Portraits -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Books -- Photographs; Tables -- Photographs; Rings -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Lace -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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

15 cm. x 10 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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