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When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.

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Title
When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.
Additional title: [Bow-side view of Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott during its launching at Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, April 13, 1944.]
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: 1944
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Richmond (Calif.)
Shipbuilding industry -- Employees
Launchings
Liberty ships
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "First "war bond" liberty ship to be named for an outstanding Negro American, the SS Robert S. Abbot was launched on April 13, 1944 at the Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2 at Richmond, Calif.; the ship, honoring the founder The Chicago Defender, was the third name for a noted Negro editor and publisher; Photo shows liberty ship sliding down the way to San Francisco Bay amid thrill blasts of horns and cheers of launching guests."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87ed50c0-c645-012f-8bdf-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

  • 1944: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f996-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f996-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1944). When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f996-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.