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She's Off

An LST landing in the water after launching
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Thomas Hart Benton; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 38W
Accession #: 88-159-AS as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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LST 768 slides sideways down a marine railway into the Allegheny River at Ambridge, Pennsylvania following its christening. A man in the bow enjoys the ride of a lifetime, witnessed by the ceremony guests on shore. In another second, the man in the rowboat may experience a wild ride of his own when the ship’s wake reaches his small craft.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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