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[Photograph of a child standing on podium conducting a band at the launching of the Liberty ship Henry W. Grady, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1943 Oct. 22?]

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Title: [Photograph of a child standing on podium conducting a band at the launching of the Liberty ship Henry W. Grady, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1943 Oct. 22?]
Unknown person helping child conduct orchestra
Date: 1943 Oct. 22
Description: A young child standing on a podium helps a man conduct a band during the launching of the Henry W. Grady from the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. Members of the band are wearing hard hats, as are some members of the audience, which includes shipyard workers and WACs. The writing visible on some of the hard hats is not legible. Named for Atlanta journalist, political leader, and New South booster Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889), the ship was the thirteenth constructed in Brunswick by the J.A. Jones Construction Company. Its keel was laid July 31, 1943. The ship was launched October 22, 1943 and delivered October 30, 1943.

Original photograph scanned by the Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: J.A. Jones Construction Company | Henry W. Grady (Ship) | Liberty ships--Georgia--Brunswick | Ships--Launching | Shipbuilding--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipyards--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipbuilding industry--Employees | Rites and ceremonies--Georgia--Brunswick | United States--Social life and customs | World War, 1939-1945--War work | Boys--Georgia--Brunswick | Bands (Music)--Georgia--Brunswick | Brunswick (Ga.) | Glynn County (Ga.)
Contributors: Brunswick-Glynn County Library (Ga.). Special Collections
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005
Original Material: Photograph held by the Special Collections, Brunswick-Glynn County Library, Three Rivers Regional Library System, J.A. Jones Construction Company collection, Photographs series, Ship launchings subseries, notebook 1, photograph 1-29.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [title of photograph, series, subseries, notebook number, photograph number], J.A. Jones Construction Company collection, Special Collections, Brunswick-Glynn County Library, Three Rivers Regional Library System, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vsbg/id:jaj029

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Special Collections
Collection Information: Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia