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A black and white National Youth Administration photograph showing Lou Costello and a group of other men watching intently as a female NYA member, wearing coveralls and a bandana, demonstrates a piece of machinery. Lou Costello can be seen standing to the immediate left of the female worker. She is wearing a button which reads, "National Youth Administration." Mary McLeod Bethune served as the Director of Negro Affairs for the NYA during the 1940's, and probably acquired this photograph during her time as an NYA agent. On the back of the photograph is written "NY-15." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- United States of America -- Photographs; Costello, Lou -- Public appearances -- United States -- Photographs; Spectators -- United States -- Photographs; Coveralls -- Photographs; Men -- United States -- Photographs; Women -- United States -- Photographs; Machinery -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Costello, Lou (1906-1959)

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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