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Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.

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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: 186-?-198-
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
African American men
Shipbuilding industry -- Employees
African American women singers
African American actresses
Horne, Lena
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "The SS George Washington Carver, second liberty ship to be named for an outstanding Negro American, was launched at the Richmond (Cal.) Shipyard No. 1 of the Kaiser Company on May 7, 1943; Shipyard workers who helped build 10,500-ton liberty ship, are shown receiving autographs from Lena Horhne, singer and actress who sponsored the ship at the request of the United Negro Labor Committee."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13049857
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG96-F156
UUID: 83aeda70-c645-012f-33b2-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 186: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.