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When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.

Image ID: 1260247

When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.  [[Bow-side view of Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott during it...] (1944)

Image Details

Image Title

:  When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.

Alternate Title

: [Bow-side view of Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott during its launching at Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, April 13, 1944.]

Creator

: Joseph, E. F. -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1944

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 10 x 8 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 32017

Notes

: 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; Photo shows liberty ship sliding down the way to San Francisco Bay amid thrill blasts of horns and cheers of la ....
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Source

: Military. / World War II / Ship launchings [Liberty ships].

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260247

Record ID

: 612625

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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