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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver

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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver

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Title
Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver
Names
Joseph, E. F. (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1943
Place: Richmond, California
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
Liberty ships
Audiences
Richmond (Calif.)
African American women singers
African American actresses
Horne, Lena
Fund raisers (Persons)
Genres
Photographs
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; Before christening the ship, Lena Horne, sponsor, made a whirlwind bond rally tour of three of the Kaiser yards and Richmond, selling more than $25,000 in war bonds; She is shown addressing one of the rallies."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 827f2010-c645-012f-76d1-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1943: 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. "Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, standing on stage and addressing a crowd at a war bond rally before the launching of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver