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Vintage photos of:
"Ship launching in Portland, Maine. The men behind the launchings. High in the cab of a 'whirly crane,' these workers operate the derrick which raises the iron gates and releases water into the dock where ships are built. Eight vessels were put into service in a mass launching on August 16, 1942." 4x5 nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.