Dorothy Knight at "Wyoming" launch (LOC)

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Dorothy Knight at "Wyoming" launch


[1911 May 25]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date from Flickr Commons project, 2009.

Photo shows Miss Dorothy Eunice Knight, the daughter of former Chief Justice Jesse Knight of the Wyoming Supreme Court, at the launch of the USS Wyoming, May 25, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


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Call Number: LC-B2- 2202-9



  • Cassies grandma PRO 8y

    a beautiful woman.
  • ~ Liberty Images PRO 8y

    She is...lovely picture, too.
  • Cassies grandma PRO 8y

    Apparently she was in movies, she is listed in IMBD but no info except date of death.
  • DaShlom 8y

    Picture taken September, 1912 in Philadelphia, PA. She was also photographed with Wyoming's just-elected governor, J.M. Casey and his wife and a relative of his. The large, riveted metal piece in the background is the battleship's prow.
  • rjones0856 PRO 7y

  • evanesca101 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 1910s Fashion, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Wystan PRO 6y

    Picture was taken on May 25, 1911:
    USS Wyoming (BB-32), the lead ship of her class of battleship was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 44th state. Her keel was laid down on 9 February 1910, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by William Cramp and Sons. She was launched on 25 May 1911, sponsored by Miss Dorothy Eunice Knight, the daughter of former Chief Justice Jesse Knight of the Wyoming Supreme Court.

    The ship saw service in WWI and WWII, and was scrapped in 1947.
  • robert bonnin PRO 6y

    tres mignonne !

  • John Hartsock 5y

    New Castle, Pennsylvania News - April 28, 1911


    Grove City, Pa., April 28 - Miss Dorothy E. Knight of Cheyenne, Wyo., has been appointed by Governor James M. Carey of that state to christen the United States battleship Wyoming, which will be lanunched at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, May 11.
    Miss Knight is a student at Grove City college an is a leader among the students in both in studies and in social life. She has traveled extensively abroad. Her family is well knon in her native state.

    (The newspaper got the date wrong. They published another article about her christening the ship on May 25.)
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