J-865 / Wheeler / launching; close up; sponsor; christening / 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 during the christening and launching of mine sweeper J-865 on Dec 21, 1942. Image is a cloe u view of the sponsor breaking a bottle against the bow of the boat prior to its launch. Stamped neg. sleeve "105628F 12/21/42 / Launching at Wheeler of J-865 / [Box] 4755". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
UNIDENTIFIED J, #865, Wheeler
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection