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National Youth Administration


A black and white photograph of Lou Costello, center, addressing a group of NYA members and spectators at an unknown location. He is wearing a three-button suit and is apparently making a speech. Around him stand NYA members in coveralls. Costello is standing next to a machine, purpose unknown. This photo was taken by the National Youth Administration, of which Mary McLeod Bethune was the Director of Negro Affairs. She most likely acquired this photograph during her time as an agent for the NYA. On the back of the photograph is written, "NY-12." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940


Black and white photography -- United States -- Photographs; Machinery -- Photographs; African Americans; Spectators -- United States of America -- Photographs; Costello, Lou -- Public appearances -- Speaking -- United States of America -- Photographs; Coveralls -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Costello, Lou (1906-1959)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front 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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