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African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass

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Title
African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1943-05-22
Place: Baltimore, Maryland
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
Baltimore (Md.)
Military uniforms
African American men
Launchings
African American ship captains
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Twenty-nine days after the keel was slid, the SS Frederick Douglass, third liberty ship named for a Negro, was launched in Baltimore, Md., on May 23; The thousands of workers and friends who witnessed the launching were given an added thrill by seeing the Negro captain and part of the crew of the new vessel; They are, left to right: John B. Clark of New York City, third mate; Vincent Davis [white] chief engineer; and looking over Mr. Davis's shoulder is Charles Harris of Pawtucket, R. I., first assistant engineer; Captain Adrian Richardson of New York City, skipper of the SS Frederick Douglass; and Ferdinand Smith, Secretary of the National Maritime Union, who presented Captain Richardson with the scroll holding in his right hand."
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
Other local Identifier: OWI-28990-ZC
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 84e2c310-c645-012f-6336-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American captain and part of the crew on the day of the launching of the liberty ship SS Frederick Douglass