Elco PT 131 now lowered into the water for launching ceremony. Image is from the starboard bow view.
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
August 26, 1942
safety film, Kodak #36
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfedl and Sons off Bayonne, New Jersey, August 26, 1942. Image is of PT 131 still on its cradle about to be lowered into the water. View is from the starbord beam. Dignitiaries are filling the stands as the launching ceremony is about to commence. Stamped neg. sleeve: "104974F AUG 26 1942 / ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY / ELCO NAVAL DIVISION / BAYONNE, N.J. / E PRES- & P.T.131 LAUNCHING./ [Box] 4745". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
PT 131 motor torpedo boat, #131
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection