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A black and white reprint of the original photograph of a large group of people, including James Norris Gamble and Mary McLeod Bethune. James Norris Gamble was a philanthopist and a member of the Board of Trustees at Bethune-Cookman University. He was the son of James Gamble (1803-1891), co-founder of the Proctor & Gamble company, and inherited his father's business. James Norris Gamble played an important role in the funding of Mary McLeod Bethune's school. They are standing on the steps of White Hall at Bethune-Cookman University. James Norris Gamble can be seen standing in the first row, very center of the photograph. He has white hair and a long white beard. Mary McLeod Bethune is standing in the second row behind the two people farthest to the right in the first row. She is the only African American in the group. The remainder of the people are unknown. The men are wearing three-piece suits, and are all holding or wearing hats. The women are wearing dresses, fur coats, and hats. Some of the women are wearing long pearl strand necklaces. The columned entrance of White Hall can be seen behind them, including the sign that reads, "White Hall." The brick exterior of the building can also be seen. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil, "James Gamble w/ associates on the steps of White Hall and about to attend a Sunday community meeting, 1910-1920." The image is printed on Kodak Picture Maker paper. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1910


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Florida; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Group portraits; Necklaces -- Photographs; Pearls -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Gamble, James Norris (1836-1932)

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

22 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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