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Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann

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Title
Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann
Names
Smith, Roger (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1943-10-10
Place: Portland, Maine
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
African American women
Portland (Me.)
African American businesspeople
Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957
Spaulding, C. C. (Charles Clinton), 1874-1952
Launchings
Lampkin, Daisy E. (Daisy Elizabeth), 1882-1965
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "A part of the group of almost a hundred friends and associates of the late Robert L. Vann, noted lawyer and publicist, who attended the launching of liberty ship named in his honor at Portland, Maine, yard of New England Shipbuilding Company on October 10; In the foreground are: C. C. Spaulding, President of the North Carolina Insurance Mutual Life Company, who was the principal speaker at the launching; Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann, widow of the publisher; Dr. Emmett J. Scott the Sun Shipbuilding Company; and Mrs. Daisy Lampkin, Vice-President of the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company."
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): 86ab0c20-c645-012f-0f40-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann