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At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.

Image ID: 1260244

At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.  [[Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flo...] (1943)

Image Details

Image Title

:  At launching of SS Robert L. Vann.

Alternate Title

: [Mrs. Jessie Matthews Vann (center) holding a bouquet of flowers and flanked by C.C. Spaulding (left), president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott (right), of the Sun Shipbuilding Company, at the launching of Liberty ship SS Robert L. Vann, Portland, Maine, October 10, 1943. Also shown is Mrs. Daisy Lampkin (immediately behind Mr. Scott to the right), vice president of the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company.]


: Smith, Roger -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1943


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 32055


: Caption on back: "A part of the group of almost a hundred friends and associates of the late Robert L. Vann, noted lawyer and publicist, who attended the launching of liberty ship named in his honor at Portland, Maine, yard of New England Shipbuilding Company on October 10; In the foreground are: C. C. Spaulding, President of the North Carolina Insurance Mutual Life Company, who was the principal speaker at the launching; Mrs. Jessie Matthew ....
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: Military. / World War II / Ship launchings [Liberty ships].

Source Description

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


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

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260244

Record ID

: 612643

Digital Item Published

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

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