Item no. 24003
Souvenir of the launching of the USS Missouri from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the largest naval construction facility in the country during the war.
Lucille Gerwitz Kolkin saved this photo from the time she worked as a shipfitter in the Navy Yard, one of many women who took jobs in war industries.
Image from the private collection of Al Kolkin.
See this image in the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives exhibit.