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Jessee, Jack


Daytona News Journal photograph


A black and white image of Mary McLeod Bethune sitting at her desk in the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. She can be seen in the center of the photograph. She is sitting in an oversized chair and is holding onto a pair of sunglasses on top of the desk. In front of her at the edge of a desk is a row of books with a bookend. To the left of the books can be seen a pen and a desk calendar. To the left of the image is a rotary-dial phone. The tabletop of the desk is glass, and there are photographs slipped under. Behind Dr. Bethune is a bookshelf with statues displayed. Window blinds and curtains cover the windows. A decorative horn also hangs on the wall. On the back of the photograph is a stamp that reads, "News Journal Photo by Jack Jessee." "Mrs. Bethune" and "6/12/53" has also been written on the back in pencil.


12 Jun 1953


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Desks -- Photographs; Eyeglasses -- Photographs; Books -- Photographs; Telephones -- Photographs; Draperies -- Photographs; Calendars -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach

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

25 cm. x 21 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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