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African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard

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African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944-03-29
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.)
Clothing & dress
Navies -- Officers
African American families
Launchings
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Original file # : A-44-235 ; Caption on back: "John H. Murphy, Sr., native of Baltimore, Md., and founder of the Afro-American Newspapers, was honored on March 29, when a liberty ship bearing his name was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in that city; At the launching 36 surviving relatives of Mr. Murphy; Shown in the photo [left to right]: Mrs. George B. Murphy; Sr., [his son and daughter-in-law], Mrs. John Murphy, and in front of Capt. Godfrey, Miss Frances Murphy, only surviving daughter of Mr. Murphy, who christened the new vessel."
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): 87146260-c645-012f-d8c4-58d385a7bc34
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.

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  • 1944: 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. "African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a7-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 Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1944). African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard