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Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.

Image ID: 1260235

Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.  [[Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor o...] (1943)


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Image Title

:  Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.

Alternate Title

: [Lena Horne, African American actress, singer, and sponsor of the SS George Washington Carver, swinging a champagne bottle to christen the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver as another African American woman looks on, Richmond Shipyard No. 1, Richmond, California, May 7, 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

: 32005

Notes

: Caption on back: "The SS George Washington Carver, second liberty ship to be named for an outstanding Negro American, was launched at the Richmond (Cal.) Shipyard No. 1 of the Kaiser Company on May 7, 1943; With the traditional words "I christen thee George Washington Carver," Lena Horne, sponsor of the ship begins the swing with the champagne bottle."

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

: 1260235

Record ID

: 612632

Digital Item Published

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

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