ABENAKI, as CGR-3032, sailor painting on insignia, summer, 1943
Sylvia, Richard Pratt
emulsion on photographic paper
overall: 10 x 12-3/4 in.; image: 8 x 10 in.
8x10 in. black-and-white silver gelatin photograph, originally photographed by Richard Pratt Sylvia, mounted on black photograph album page in 1943. Image of a sailor painting insignia on auxiliary schooner ABENAKI, as CGR-3032 in the summer 1943. The sailor is sitting in a workboat next to the bow of ABENAKI, holding small can of paint and paintbrush and the insignia is a cartoon depiction of an Abenaki Indian in headdress, vest, moccasins and tomahawk stomping on a German submarine. Insignia is painted forward of the CGR-3032 insignia. Object is included in photograph album 2007.44.2. Print reproduced from original negative (1997.108.116) by Richard Pratt Sylvia. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Richard Pratt Sylvia photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Richard Pratt Sylvia photographer