View of PT 131 launching ceremony with Naval Officer speaking and Elco president in the stands. PT 131 not in view.
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
August 24, 1942
Kodak safety #36
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at Bayonne, New Jersey on August 26, 1942. Image is a close up of a Naval Officer speaking at the ceremony in the grand stand at the launching of PT 131. In front of the podium is an excellent picture of the Elco War Production Banner. The president of Elco is in the image. Stamped neg. sleeve: "104978F AUGUST 26,1942 / ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY / ELCO NAVAL DIVSION / 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