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A black and white image of preparations for the Founder's Day celebration. The image depicts spectators and the parade preparing to walk down a street near the Bethune-Cookman campus. In the forefront of the image, standing on the sidewalk, is Mary McLeod Bethune. She is wearing a patterned dress, eyeglasses, and is holding onto a cane. She is quite elderly. To the left of her are three African American men who are wearing suits and are standing near a car with its door open. To the right of them standing on the sidewalk are two African American boys wearing matching suits. To the right of the two boys is a cluster of a small group of African American school children, most likely from Keiser Elementary. There are two cars parked along the near side of the road. Standing in the road is a marching band with a variety of instruments and also a drum major to lead them. The instruments are tubas, trombones, trumpets, tubas, drums, and piccolos. Along the far side of the road are a crowd of spectators standing along the sidewalk. Cars are also parked along the far side of the road. The foundation of an unknown building can also be seen at the top of the image, as well as trees. On the back of the image is written in pencil, "Celebratory Founder's Day; Oct. 4, 1949." The photographer of the image is unknown.


4 Oct 1949


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Automobiles -- American -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Marching bands -- Photographs; Wind instruments -- Photographs; Percussion instruments -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Spectators -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Commemorations -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; School children -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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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