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Mayor Mitchel boarding RECRUIT

Mayor Mitchel boarding RECRUIT

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Summary

Photograph shows New York Mayor John Purroy Mitchel (1879-1918) boarding the U.S.S. Recruit, a fake battleship built in Union Square, New York City by the Navy to recruit seamen and sell Liberty Bonds during World War I. The photograph was taken on Memorial Day, May 30, 1917, the day of the "launch" of the ship. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014)
Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

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01/01/1917
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html

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