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Photo by Glover, 608 2nd Ave, 2-0610, Daytona Beach, Fla.


A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune and her family. Mary McLeod Bethune is seated in a chair in the middle of the photo, and she is wearing a black and white dress, white shoes, and a pearl necklace. She has her arms wrapped around two boys. The boy on the left is Donald Bethune, her great-grandson. The boy on the right is Henry Grillo. The man standing directly behind Mary McLeod Bethune is Rafael Grillo, and the woman to the left is Georgia McLeod, Mary McLeod Bethune's niece. The woman standing at the right is unknown. They are standing on a rug, and behind them is a bookcase with many books, and awards displayed on top. On the back of the photograph is written, "To mother dear: With the love and affection of your grateful family. Rafael and Henry Grillo, May 20, 1954." Also written on the back is, "Cousins and grandchildren." The photographer's stamp is also on the back of the photo.


20 May 1954


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Boys -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Rugs -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Books -- Photographs; Bookcases -- 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

26 cm. x 21 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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