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Bethune-Cookman University


A black and white image of a group of six African American women sitting on the back of a convertible. In the background behind them can be seen large trees, and the brick edifice of White Hall. Two girls can be seen talking to each other. The women sitting on the car are identified as the homecoming court. They are all wearing hats and varieties of dress suits. Five of the women are wearing carnation corsages, and the girl in the middle is holding a bouquet of flowers, indicating that she is the campus queen. The girl to the left of her is holding a purse in her hand. The convertible has leather seats. On the back of the image is written a variety of notes. There is a stamp that reads, "Office of Public Relations, Bethune Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla." There is also a stamp that reads "Job 8990." A piece of paper taped to the back reads ""Homecoming queen and attendants during pig skin time."" There is also a note written in black pencil that says ""Negro 4 col cut to LRD on City Desk."" It is unknown what this means. Also on the back of the image is a note about the image size. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Cars -- American -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; Handbags -- Photographs; Corsages -- Photographs; Bouquets -- Photographs; Group portraits

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

13 cm. x 18 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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