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The oil painting, Edward H. Crockett, shows the launching of this Liberty ship with the help of a tugboat. The Portland skyline is visible in the background.
Paul Murray used a newspaper photograph as the model for the painting of the Edward H. Crockett,, which was built in South Portland. Murray painted as a hobby.
The ship, named for a war correspondent, was delivered in January 1944 and lost off Russia in September 1944.
About This Item
- Title: Painting of the Edward H. Crockett, 1944
- Creator: Murray, Paul
- Creation Date: circa 1944
- Subject Date: circa 1944
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on canvas
- Dimensions: 61 cm x 76 cm
- Local Code: 2000.67
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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