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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune at her 79th birthday celebration. Mary McLeod Bethune can be seen standing second from the right, wearing a light-colored dress and standing next to an oversized decorative cake. The cake has ribbons and candles on top. Mary McLeod Bethune is shaking the hand of the woman standing to the the right of her, who is also wearing a light-colored dress. At the left of the image are two more African American women. The woman farthest to the left is unidentified. She is wearing a light-colored dress. The woman standing to the right of her, closest to the cake, is Dr. Florence Roane. She is wearing a checker-pattern dress and is holding a piece of paper in her right hand. On the front of the image is written "1954." On the back of the image is written in pencil, "Dr. Bethune at her birthday 79th celebration, early yr. 1954." The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Cakes -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Bethune, Mary McLeod -- Commemorations -- Birthdays -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Candles -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- 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

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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