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Title
At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.
Additional title: [Two African American crew members (at left: Walter E. Harris, Jr., deck engineer; at right: William E. Simmons, Jr., Warrant Officer) of the Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann shaking hands with Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (Robert L. Vann's widow) on the day of the launching, 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
Clothing & dress
African American men
Navies -- Officers
Portland (Me.)
Widows
Handshaking
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Two of the crew members of the liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann, which was launched October 10 at the Portland, Maine, yard of the New England Shipbuilding Company, receiving the congratulations of Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann, who christened the ship; Shown with Mrs. Vann are: Walter E. Harris, Jr., who will be deck engineer, and William E. Simmons, Jr. Warrant Officer."
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: 86327760-c645-012f-023a-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-f9a5-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 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a5-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-f9a5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.