|by: Bob Monie|
|(Fig. 1) The August 12, 1944 Launch of the Liberty Ship, the S.S, Isaac Delgado, from the Delta Ship Yard on the Industrial Canal, West Bank.|
|(Fig. 2) Elleonora Moss and Dr, Rudoloph Matas, Sponsors of the Ship, Who Had Been Friends of Isaac Delgado|
|(Fig. 3) The Crowd Attending the Event and the Reviewing Stand|
|(Fig. 4) Delta Shipyard Employee, F. Crumb, Pushing the Button to Launch the Isaac Delgado|
|(Fig. 5) The Delta Shipyard Band Giving a New Orleans Send-Off to the S. S. Isaac Delgado|
Their ability to mass-produce liberty ships like the S.S. Isaac Delgado gave them courage that the allies would soon win the war, and their attendance at Delgado let them envision a hopeful future for themselves in the workplace after the war was over.
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