“Pouring the Heat”


Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.], 1938 (1738.2005)


Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.] [verso], 1938 (1738.2005)

Baltimore dry dock plant of Bethlehem Ship Building Corp. Leonard Long – workman formerly on S.S Chilore.

The S.S. Chilore, an American cargo steamer built in 1922, was torpedoed by a German submarine (or U-boat) off North Carolina at around 8:20 PM on July 15, 1942. The ship survived, but as she was heading for a safe place to anchor she struck two defensive American mines. Two people died while abandoning the ship. Near Chesapeake Bay the S.S. Chilore capsized then sank; she was sold for scrapping in 1954. The German submarine, (U-boat 576), that struck the S.S. Chilore, sank off Cape Hatteras on July 15, 1942 and all 52 men on board were killed.


Margaret Bourke-White, [Molten steel cascading in Otis Steel Mill, Cleveland, Ohio, in historic “Pouring the Heat” photo], 1929 (1739.2005)


Margaret Bourke-White, [Molten steel cascading in Otis Steel Mill, Cleveland, Ohio, in historic “Pouring the Heat” photo] [verso], 1929 (1739.2005)

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