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Quints will christen liberty ships with water from Niagara. Five champagne bottles are filled with Niagara river water by the mayors of the two cities on opposite side of the Niagara gorge. The bottles will be sent to Superior, Wisconsin, where they will be used by the Dionne quints May 9, to christen five liberty ships named for them. Here are Mayor Stephen A. Lamb, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., left, and Mayor G. R. Inglis, Niagara Falls, Ont. Looking on are: Aircraftman Louis Bedry, R.C.A.F., Strome, Alta., James Nichols, U.S.N., Tacoma, Olive Stell, Niagara Falls, N.Y,, Cpl. Kenneth Hopper, U.S. army air corps, Tacoma. Open in full size

Quints will christen liberty ships with water from Niagara. Five champagne bottles are filled with Niagara river water by the mayors of the two cities on opposite side of the Niagara gorge. The bottles will be sent to Superior, Wisconsin, where they will be used by the Dionne quints May 9, to christen five liberty ships named for them. Here are Mayor Stephen A. Lamb, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., left, and Mayor G. R. Inglis, Niagara Falls, Ont. Looking on are: Aircraftman Louis Bedry, R.C.A.F., Strome, Alta., James Nichols, U.S.N., Tacoma, Olive Stell, Niagara Falls, N.Y,, Cpl. Kenneth Hopper, U.S. army air corps, Tacoma.

Picture, 1943, English

Quints will christen liberty ships with water from Niagara. Five champagne bottles are filled with Niagara river water by the mayors of the two cities on opposite side of the Niagara gorge. The bottles will be sent to Superior, Wisconsin, where they will be used by the Dionne quints May 9, to christen five liberty ships named for them. Here are Mayor Stephen A. Lamb, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., left, and Mayor G. R. Inglis, Niagara Falls, Ont. Looking on are: Aircraftman Louis Bedry, R.C.A.F., Strome, Alta., James Nichols, U.S.N., Tacoma, Olive Stell, Niagara Falls, N.Y,, Cpl. Kenneth Hopper, U.S. army air corps, Tacoma.

Picture, 1943, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Dionne Quintuplets - 1943-1946

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0044020f