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Gross, Martin


Martin Gross, 1321 Crestview Dr., Holly Hill, Fla.


A black and white image of a parade float for a Bethune-Cookman University parade. The float has a cage design, four on each corner of the float. In each of the "cages" is an African American woman. Each of the women are dancing, and are wearing striped and paisley dresses and boots. At the front of the float behind the cage sits an African American male in a suit, who is leaned over, playing a clarinet. Two girls sit beside him in the middle of the float. The float is decorated in aluminum paper, crepe paper, and music notes. On the side of the float is a banner which reads, "Alpha Phi Alpha A Go Go." The float is attached to a car, of which the tale end and hookup is visible. Behind the float, on the sidewalk, can be seen the businesses. The building on the left has a brick edifice. In the window reads the business sign, "Southern Life Health Insurance Company." To the left of this building is another brick building with outdoor neon sign that reads "Hotel." To the left of this building is a white building. At the lower left hand corner of the image can be seen the Bethune-Cookman marching band, and beyond that can be seen a sign that reads "Daytona Radio & TV." Utility poles can also be seen in this image. On the back of the image written in blue ink is "#1, Job 3718-68, page 253, Homecoming float." The stamp of the photographer's studio is also on the back, which includes the address and phone number. There is also a taped piece of paper that reads, "3718-7, Page no. 253-1, Camera (Reduce) 44, Exposure A6." The date, 1965, is also written on the back.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Buildings -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Floats (Parades) -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Parades -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Fraternities and sororities -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Clarinets -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Utility poles -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Cars -- American -- Photographs; Marching bands -- Photographs; Band uniforms -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Business districts -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

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

20 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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