African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
DescriptionOriginal file # : A-44-235 ; Caption on back: "John H. Murphy, Sr., native of Baltimore, Md., and founder of the Afro-American Newspapers, was honored on March 29, when a liberty ship bearing his name was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in that city; At the launching 36 surviving relatives of Mr. Murphy; Shown in the photo [left to right]: Mrs. George B. Murphy; Sr., [his son and daughter-in-law], Mrs. John Murphy, and in front of Capt. Godfrey, Miss Frances Murphy, only surviving daughter of Mr. Murphy, who christened the new vessel.
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints
1944 03 29