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Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.

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Title
Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.
Additional title: [Beulah Whittington, an African American shipyard worker, receiving a bouquet of American Beauty roses from Frank Stearns of Richmond Shipyard No. 2 as Katie Lewis, the African American matron of honor, looks on during the ship launching of the SS S. Hall Young at Richmond Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, March 31, 1943.]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
Joseph, E. F. (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings [Liberty ships].

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Date Created: 1943
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Clothing & dress
Roses
African American women
Richmond (Calif.)
Launchings
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Thousands of Negro shipyard workers in the Kaiser yards at Richmond, Calif., participated in the launching of the SS S. Hall Young on March 31, 1943, after Miss Beulah Whittington, an employee of three days' standing, drew sponsor's ticket from a pool of 35,000 employees; Miss Whittington is shown receiving a bouquet of American Beauty roses from Frank Stearns of Richmond Shipyard No. 2 as Mrs. Katie Lewis, matron of honor, looks on; The new liberty ship SS Washington Carver will be launched at the adjacent Richmond Shipyard No.1."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82075130-c645-012f-377b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.