10.75 in HIGH x 8.25 in WIDE
(27.30 cm HIGH x 20.95 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Handwritten on the back, "Romeo Gilardi, Hirohito." Photo shows Gilardi, a painter, painting the bottom portion of a caricature drawing of Emperor Hirohito black. The bottom of the caricature says "Black Out The Rising Sun..." 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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