H96.1.2141

7-Jun-42
10.5 in HIGH x 6 in WIDE
(26.67 cm HIGH x 15.24 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers
H96.1.2141


Clipping on the back, June 7, 1942-- "La Vonne Knapp, Moore shipyard worker, had the honor of 'dedicating' the image of Hitler which will serve as a graph of ship production. She is a clerk, but speaks for the riveters, whose guns are winning the ship production race." Photo shows Knapp holding a rivet gun up to a caricature of Hitler which is half painted over. The drawing was for Hull 201. As the ship was finished, the caricture would be painted over according to the percentage of completion. Hull 201 was a class-2 hospital ship named the "Tyron." It was launched October 21, 1941 and delivered September 29, 1942. The ship was sponsored by Mrs. Roy A. Hunt. (info from "The Story of Moore Dry Dock Company.")

Used: Oakland Tribune

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