J-865 / Wheeler / launching / close-up / 12-21-42
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Whitestone
December 21, 1942
safety film, Kodak #18
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at the Wheeler Ship Yard in Whitestone, NY. The image is a bow view of J-865 ( Mine Sweeper) being launched with many people on board and on the platform during the launch procedure. This boat along with many of its class was slated to be sent to the European war theatre under the Lend-Lease program.
UNIDENTIFIED J, #865, Wheeler
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection