This photograph from the Library of Congress is titled:
Airplane on battleship deck with American flag in foreground.
It says further down in the text that the person who cataloged the photo titled it. I can’t imagine how daunting a task it must have been—to catalog the thousands of photographs taken by the military photographers during the war years. So I won’t grumble that the cataloger called the ship a battleship instead of an aircraft carrier.
I can’t tell enough about the airplane to identify it—so O Reader, if you can identify it, please comment below.
What I CAN tell you is that the photographer most likely spent a long time waiting for all these elements to come together. He knew they would eventually—and then he recorded it for us.
CALL NUMBER: LC-USF343- 091270-C [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USF343-091270-C (b&w film neg.)
MEDIUM: 1 negative : safety ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1935 and 1942]
NOTES: Title devised by cataloger.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
SUBJECTS: United States.
FORMAT: Safety film negatives.
PART OF: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540
DIGITAL ID: (intermediary roll film) fsa 8e03045 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e03045
OTHER NUMBER: C 96452
CONTROL #: fsa2000055851/PP