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Title
At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.
Additional title: [Mrs. Ira T. Lewis, wife of the president of the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company, presents a photograph of the late Robert L. Vann, former publisher of the Pittsburgh Courier, to a representative of the shipyard workers at the launching of the Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann, Portland, Maine, October 10, 1943.]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
Smith, Roger (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
African-American soldiers
World War, 1939-1945
Portland (Me.)
Publishers and publishing
African American journalists
Launchings
Vann, Robert L., 1879-1940
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Mrs. Ira F. Lewis, wife of the president of the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company, presents a photo of the late Robert L. Vann, for whom a liberty ship named in his honor was launched at Portland, Maine, on October 10, to a representative, of the shipyard workers; The picture will be hung aboard the ship, as a gift from his widow, Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann."
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: 85d66460-c645-012f-ef44-58d385a7bc34

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. "At launching of SS Robert L. Vann." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "At launching of SS Robert L. Vann." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 13, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). At launching of SS Robert L. Vann. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.