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A black and white photograph of Texas Adams, Mary McLeod Bethune, and M. S. Davage, at Bethune's birthday celebration. Mary McLeod Bethune is standing in the center of the photograph behind a long table which is covered in a lace tablecloth. She is wearing a black dress, a broach, a corsage, and a pearl necklace. Her hands are resting on the table. In front of her is a birthday cake with lit candles. On the front of the cake can partially be seen a portrait of Bethune. Seated to the right of her is Dr. M. S. Davage, who is wearing a suit and tie and is holding a piece of paper in his left hand. To the left of Mary McLeod Bethune is Dr. Texas Adams, who is also wearing a suit and tie and is holding a piece of paper in his left hand. Behind the three of them is a stage with empty chairs lined up on the bleachers. On the front of the image is written, "Dr. T. A. Adams, Mrs. Bethune, Dr. M. S. Davage." On the back of the image is written in pencil, "Mary M. Bethune with T. A. Adams and M. S. Davage 1948, 73rd birthday." The photographer of the image is unknown.


10 July 1948


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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

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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