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Naval History and Heritage Command

Defense Industry Cramps Shipyard, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Building of a ship within a warehouse
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Ogden Pleissner; C. 1940; Framed Dimensions 34H X 44W
Accession #: 88-162-QK
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Though still in the throes of the Great Depression, the President used job-creating projects wherever possible to benefit national interests.  To that end, with money appropriated through the National Industrial Recovery Act, the Navy was able to build 32 ships.

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