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Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2

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Title
Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2
Names
Joseph, E. F. (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944-04-13
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
African American women
Widows
Richmond (Calif.)
Launchings
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "First "war bond" liberty ship to be named for an outstanding Negro American, the SS Robert S. Abbot was launched on April 13, 1944 at the Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2 at Richmond, Calif.; the ship, honoring the founder The Chicago Defender, was the third name for a noted Negro editor and publisher; Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the vessel, christens the Robert S. Abbot."
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
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG96-F156
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8888c430-c645-012f-782a-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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  • 2015: Digitized
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1944). Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2 Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9a9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Mrs. John H. Sengstacke, sponsor of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott, christens the ship by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull on the day of its launching, Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2