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[Photograph of shipyard workers praying during the laying of a Liberty ship keel, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1943-1945?]

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Type: Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Title: [Photograph of shipyard workers praying during the laying of a Liberty ship keel, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1943-1945?]
Prayer during keel laying
Date: 1943-1945
Description: Group of workers from the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia being led in prayer by a minister before laying the keel of a Liberty ship. The minister, in striped shirt and tie, is accompanied by a worker who has removed his hard hat, presumably in prayer. Both men are holding onto a large bar that has been suspended by cable and rope from above. One worker has left his hard hat resting on a wooden support structure; another holds his hat under his arm; both hats are marked with text that is not legible.

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 | Prayer--Georgia--Brunswick | Clergy--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipbuilding industry--Employees | Liberty ships--Georgia--Brunswick | Liberty ships--Design and construction | Shipbuilding--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipyards--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipbuilding industry--Georgia--Brunswick | Keels | Scaffolding | Temporary structures (Building) | World War, 1939-1945--War work | Docks--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, The people and the shipyard subseries, notebook 2, photograph 2-22.
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:jaj108

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