View of launching ceremony of PT 131, boat not in view but demonstrates a large group shot of attendees

black-and -white negative; safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
August 26, 1942
safety film, Kodak #36
overall: 4 x 5 in.

4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons off Bayonne, New Jersey, August 26,1942. View is of the naval officers and Elco executives including the presdident of Elco during the launching ceremony of PT 131. The boat is not in this view as it is focused on the attendees in the reviewing stands. Very patriotic scene with American flags around the production facilities. Stamped neg. sleeve:"104976F 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

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