The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918

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The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918

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A woman christening the S.S. "Belgrade" at the Cumberland Shipyard in South Portland on October 11, 1918.

The christening of a ship is a tradition that supposedly brings good luck. Forms of the celebration occurred in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire.

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  • Title: The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918
  • Creator: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
  • Creation Date: 1918-10-11
  • Subject Date: 1918-10-11
  • Local Name: Cushing's Point
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 454/097
  • Collection: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photograph album
  • Object Type: Image

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