Building Liberty Ships: 1941

Building Liberty Ships: 1941

Shipbuilding, Liberty ships, 1941. In an abandoned freight car factory near the Atlantic coast, sections of sleek freighters for the merchant fleet are being prefabricated. Present rate of production is one a week. The men shown at work here believe they can increase that rate to one in six days. Howard Liberman, photographer for Office of War Information. Historical photograph provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.