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A black and white photograph of Vera Friend, a Caucasian woman and a member of the Board of Trustees, and Mary McLeod Bethune posing on the lawn in front of Faith Hall on Bethune-Cookman University's campus. The "Vera Friend Maintenance Building" on Bethune's campus is named for her. Vera Friend is the woman on the left, and is wearing a button-front dress and white shoes. Mrs. Bethune is on the right, and is wearing a dark-colored dress and dark shoes. They have their arms around each other's waist. In the background of the photograph can be seen Faith Hall, a one-story building for dining purposes. Palm trees and oak trees can be seen in the photograph. On the back of the image is written in pen, "Mrs. Vera Friend, trustee, and Mrs. Bethune, mid 1940's." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Faith Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Grasses -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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

12 cm. x 8 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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