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When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.

Image ID: 1260250

When SS Robert S. Abbott was launched in California.  [[Miss Lulu Mae Hamel (flower girl and shipyard worker) prese...] (1944)

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Image Title

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

Alternate Title

: [Miss Lulu Mae Hamel (flower girl and shipyard worker) presenting a bouquet of roses to Mrs. John H. Sengstacke (sponsor) during the launching of the Liberty ship SS Robert S. Abbott at Permanente Metals Corporation Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, April 13, 1944. Miss Rebecca Sengstacke (maid of honor and sister of Mr. Abbott) looks on.]


: Joseph, E. F. -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1944


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 32021


: 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; As Miss Rebecca Sengstacke, Maid of Honor and sister of the founder of the Chicago Defender, looks on, Miss Lul ....
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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

: 1260250

Record ID

: 612648

Digital Item Published

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

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