Elco PT 131 luanching ceremony with the boat on cradle about to be placed in the water, viewing stands filling with officials

black-and -white negative; safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
August 26, 1942
safety film, Kodak #45
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.

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