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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1

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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1

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Title
Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1
Names
Joseph, E. F. (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1943-05-07
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
Ships
Liberty ships
Richmond (Calif.)
African American women singers
African American actresses
Launchings
Horne, Lena
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; With the traditional words "I christen thee George Washington Carver," Lena Horne, sponsor of the ship begins the swing with the champagne bottle."
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): 82f261e0-c645-012f-6ace-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

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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, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99c-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, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99c-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, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f99c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1