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Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver.

Image ID: 1260237

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

Image Details

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, signing autographs for African American shipyard workers who helped build the ship, on the day of its launching, 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

: 32009

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; Shipyard workers who helped build 10,500-ton liberty ship, are shown receiving autographs from Lena Horhne, singer and actress who sponsored the ship at the request of the United Negro Labor Committee."

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

: 1260237

Record ID

: 612634

Digital Item Published

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

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