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United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
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
Baltimore (Md.)
Military uniforms
African American men
Launchings
African American ship captains
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original file # : OWI-28990-ZC ; Caption on back: "Twenty-nine days after the keel was slid, the SS Frederick Douglass, third liberty ship named for a Negro, was launched in Baltimore, Md., on May 23; The thousands of workers and friends who witnessed the launching were given an added thrill by seeing the Negro captain and part of the crew of the new vessel; They are, left to right: John B. Clark of New York City, third mate; Vincent Davis [white] chief engineer; and looking over Mr. Davis's shoulder is Charles Harris of Pawtucket, R. I., first assistant engineer; Captain Adrian Richardson of New York City, skipper of the SS Frederick Douglass; and Ferdinand Smith, Secretary of the National Maritime Union, who presented Captain Richardson with the scroll holding in his right hand."
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: 84e2c310-c645-012f-6336-58d385a7bc34

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. "SS Frederick Douglass launched in Baltimore." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "SS Frederick Douglass launched in Baltimore." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). SS Frederick Douglass launched in Baltimore. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) SS Frederick Douglass launched in Baltimore., (186) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=August 30, 2015 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

SS Frederick Douglass launched in Baltimore.