Photo, Print, Drawing Relief Ship Sails for Near East.

About this Item

Title

  • Relief Ship Sails for Near East.

Summary

  • The caption for this wire-service photograph states: "The USS Pensacola, now used as a relief ship carrying food and clothing to the destitute countries in the Near East, sailed from New York with a cargo valued at more than two million dollars. The Pensacola is not the first ship to sail for the Near East, two others having preceded it. The relief ships are under the auspices of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East. Photo shows the Pensacola pulling out of the pier at Hoboken to start on the long trip to Constantinople, which is the first stop." The Joint Distribution Committee of American Funds for the Relief of Jewish War Sufferers (later the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, both names abbreviated as the JDC), a humanitarian relief organization formed at the outset of World War I to address the needs of Jews in British Mandate Palestine and Europe, participated in this nonsectarian relief effort, providing $300,000 toward the cost of the Pensacola's cargo. The photograph is from the archives of the JDC, which contain documents, photographs, film, video, oral histories, and artifacts recording the work of the organization from World War I to the present.

Contributor Names

  • International Film Service Photographer.
  • Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • New York : International Film Service, 1919-01-25.

Subject Headings

  • -  United States of America--New Jersey--Hoboken
  • -  1919-01-25
  • -  American Committee for Relief in the Near East
  • -  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • -  Humanitarian assistance
  • -  Pensacola (Cargo ship)
  • -  Ships
  • -  United States. Navy
  • -  War relief
  • -  World War, 1914-1918

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photograph : black and white ; 8 x 10 inches.
  • -  Original resource at: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World War I

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670906

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

International Film Service Photographer, and Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. Relief Ship Sails for Near East. New Jersey United States of America Hoboken, 1919. New York: International Film Service, -01-25. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670906/.

APA citation style:

International Film Service Photographer & Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. (1919) Relief Ship Sails for Near East. New Jersey United States of America Hoboken, 1919. New York: International Film Service, -01-25. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670906/.

MLA citation style:

International Film Service Photographer, and Joint Distribution Committee Of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers Associated Name. Relief Ship Sails for Near East. New York: International Film Service, -01-25. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670906/>.