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Skilled women workers helped build SS George Washington Carver.

Image ID: 1260397

Skilled women workers helped build SS George Washington Carver.  [[Eastine Cowner, an African American war worker and former w...] ([ca. 1943])

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Image Title

:  Skilled women workers helped build SS George Washington Carver.

Alternate Title

: [Eastine Cowner, an African American war worker and former waitress, holding a scaler up to a welded joint of the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond, California.]

Creator

: Joseph, E. F. -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: [ca. 1943]

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 29614

Notes

: Original negative #: 28673; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-81-0067; Caption on back: "With nearly 1,000 Negro women employed as burners, welders, scalers and in other capacities at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, Calif., women war workers played an important part in the construction of the Liberty Ship, SS George Washington Carver, launched on May 7, 1943. Miss Eastine Cowner, a former waitress, is shown at her job as a scaler."

Source

: Occupations. / War industry. / War industry workers [women].

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1260397

Record ID

: 612821

Digital Item Published

: 5-10-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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