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Navy honors Negro hero.

Image ID: 1260429

Navy honors Negro hero.  [[Three African American men, welders employed at the Fore Ri...] (July 1943)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Navy honors Negro hero.

Alternate Title

: [Three African American men, welders employed at the Fore River Yard of the Bethlehem Steel Company's plant in Quincy, Massachusetts, shaking hands with one another at the ship launching of the Destroyer Escort, the SS Harmon, July 25, 1943.]

Creator

: Smith, Roger -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: July 1943

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Item/Page/Plate

: 29352

Notes

: Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-82-0070; Caption on back: "Three Negro welders employed at the Fore River Yard of the Bethlehem Steel Company's plant at Quincy, Mass., were among the thousands of workers to witness the launching of the Destroyer Escort, the SS Harmon on July 25. The vessel was named for the late Leonard Roy Harmon, Mess Attendant First Class, who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for "Extraordinary Heroism" while serving aboard the USS San Francisco. The welders in the photo are James C. Toppin, Garfield P. White and Robert Fairhurst."

Source

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

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1260429

Record ID

: 612849

Digital Item Published

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

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