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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune standing with Mrs. Julia Davis behind a table in a dining room. On the square table is a lace tablecloth, as well as a birthday cake with candles stuck in it. Two candelabras stand on the table with lit candles. Mary McLeod Bethune is wearing a dark-colored dress and Julia Davis is wearing a light-colored dress and eyeglasses. Against the wall behind them are two chairs and a side table, which has a variety of objects sitting on top. The windows are covered in curtains and window blinds. On the back of the photograph is written, "Mrs. Julia Davis, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, birthday celebration, mid-40s." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


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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

9 cm. x 12 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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