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A black and white image of Mary McLeod Bethune addressing an audience at her birthday celebration. Mary McLeod Bethune can be seen standing in the center of the photographer, wearing a dark-colored dress, a broach, a pearl necklace, and a corsage. She is resting her right arm on a podium, and a microphone stands to the left. To the right of the image are two people sitting at a table which is covered by a lace tablecloth. The person farthest to the right is Dr. Texas Adams, who served as the college doctor for many decades and for which the college infirmary is named. To the left of him is Dr. Richard Vernon Moore, who, at the time this photograph was taken, had been president of Bethune-Cookman College for one year. They are both wearing suits and ties. To the left of the image are two people, one male and one female; their identities are unknown. The woman is wearing a hat and holding a handbag in her lap. Behind the people is a stage, upon which sits bleachers with empty chairs, as well as a small podium with a guitar leaning against it. On the back of the image is written in blue ink, "Mrs. Bethune, Dr. R. V. Moore, Dr. T. A. Adams." Also written on the back in pencil is, "Mrs. Bethune addresses audience at Church service on campus - 1948. President R. V. Moore and Dr. Texas Adams, M.D. wait their turn." The photographer of the image is unknown.


10 July 1948


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Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Moore, Richard Vernon, Sr. (1906-1994)

Number of Images

2 images

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Back of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

21 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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