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National Youth Administration


A black and white image of Mrs. Edith Alexander, left, and an NYA student, who is demonstrating a machine. Edith Alexander is wearing a suit jacket and skirt, and is wearing a hat. Next to her is the NYA student, who is wearing coveralls and a button which reads, "National Youth Administration Work Experience Center." Her name and identification number is printed on the button, but it cannot be made out. To the right of them is a sign advertising the services to be learned: "Radio Communications, Aviation Aircraft, Auto Mechanics, Clerical, Drafting, Power Sewing." Two men can be seen reading the sign through the glass. On the back of the photograph is written "NY-25." Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration, and most likely acquired this image during her time as an NYA agent. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- United States of America -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- United States -- Photographs; Coveralls -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; Dresses -- United States -- Photographs; Machinery -- Photographs

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

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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