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A black and white image of a large group of people awaiting the arrival of President Herbert Hoover to the Bethune-Cookman University campus. On the right side of the image stands White Hall, with a brick edifice and a columned entrance. Hanging from the front of the image are three red, white, and blue banners with stars on them. Two of the windows on the second floor are open, and a few African American men are looking out the windows at the spectators below. At the back of the photograph on the left side of the image can be seen Flora B. Curtis Hall, with a brick edifice. It is partially obscured by tall trees, including palm trees. The spectators are lined on either side of the dirt road loop that runs in front of White Hall and Curtis Hall. The spectators are African American males and female. The men are dressed in varieties of three-button suits, ties, button-up shirts, dress pants, and dress shoes. The women are dressed in various styles of overcoats, blouses, skirts, stockings, and heeled shoes. Many of the men and women are wearing hats. Some women are holding purses. Many of the spectators appear to be looking off into the distance, waiting for a vehicle of some sort to appear, presumably carrying President Hoover. On the back of the image is written in pencil "Waiting for Herbert Hoover's visit, 1929." A number "1" is also stamped in black ink. The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Flora B. Curtis Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Girls -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Boys -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Daytona Beach; Spectators -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Patriotism

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

10 cm. x 14 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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