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A black and white image printed on a postcard of Mary McLeod Bethune, at right, reading to an elderly African American woman. Mrs. Bethune is wearing a long-sleeved shirt and skirt, and is seated in a wicker rocking chair. She has reading material in her hand. The elderly woman is seated to the left of her and is wearing a long-sleeved shirt and skirt, and is wearing a hat. She is also seated in a rocking chair on the front porch of her home. On the front of the postcard is a note that reads, "Daytona Industrial School community work." On the back of the postcard is a place for the correspondence, name and address, and the postage stamp. Written on the back is, "Bethune visiting in community, 1915; Pres. Bethune, Release no. 40, File no. 1, 1913." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1913


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Porches -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Reading -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Community service -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Rocking chairs -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Houses -- 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

9 cm. x 14 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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