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Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard

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Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard

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Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
Collection

Military

World War II

Ship launchings (Liberty ships)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944-07-16
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
Ships
Liberty ships
Baltimore (Md.)
African American men
African American women
Launchings
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "The thirteenth liberty ship to be named for an American Negro the SS Edward A. Savoy, was launched on July 19 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan of Washington, D. C., daughter of the late Mr. Savoy, was the sponsor, and is shown as she was General Superintendent of the yard."
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: J-44-508
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8a361d80-c645-012f-4c1d-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

  • 1944: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1944). Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Mrs. Edith Savoy Morgan, daughter of the late Edward A. Savoy, christens the Liberty ship SS Edward A. Savoy by breaking a bottle of champagne against its hull while others look on, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard