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Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.

Image ID: 1260232

Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.  [[Marcus Hall, an African American shipyard worker, singing a...] (1943)

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Image Title

:  Negro workers christen liberty ship in Kaiser yards.

Alternate Title

: [Marcus Hall, an African American shipyard worker, singing at the ship launching of the SS S. Hall Young at Richmond Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, March 31, 1943.]

Creator

: Joseph, E. F. -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1943

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Item/Page/Plate

: 32028

Notes

: Caption on back: "Thousands of Negro shipyard workers in the Kaiser yards at Richmond, Calif., participated in the launching of the SS S. Hall Young on March 31, 1943, after Miss Beulah Whittington, an employee of three days' standing, drew sponsor's ticket from a pool of 35,000 employees; Marcus Hall, shipyard worker who is a protege of Roland Hayes, was soloist at the launching ceremony in Richmond Shipyard No. 2; The liberty ship SS Georg ....
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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

: 1260232

Record ID

: 612628

Digital Item Published

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

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