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African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony
A large ship named African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony in Monrovia. The pier is lined with a large crowd of people., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony
A large ship named African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony in Monrovia. The pier is lined with a large crowd of people., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Boats docked along a concrete pier
Boats docked along a concrete pier, likely in Italy. One of the boats has two levels, intended for passengers or tourists., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Coastline of a harbor
Coastline of a harbor in Freetown, Sierra Leone (indicated on back of photo). The coastline is hazy with fog and a large metal chain railing is in the foreground of the photo., December 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Coastline of a harbor
Coastline of a harbor in Freetown, Sierra Leone (indicated on back of photo). The coastline is hazy with fog and a large metal chain railing is in the foreground of the photo., December 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier. Many of the people walking about are wearing uniforms., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed. Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Five unidentified men on a beach
Five unidentified men on a beach in Liberia in front of large canoes. The men are wearing swimming shorts and looking forward., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Five unidentified men on a beach
Five unidentified men on a beach in Liberia in front of large kayaks. The men are wearing swimming shorts and looking forward., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Front of ship Del Viento
Front of ship Del Viento at a dock. Anchor ropes extend from the bow to a tether on the pier., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Half of photo is washed out.
Hendrik Jordense, an unidentified sailor, and Orchid Jordan
Hendrik Jordense, an unidentified sailor, and Orchid Jordan standing left to right on the deck of the U.S.S. Monrovia. All three are standing by a lifesaver and looking forward. Two unidentified sailors are walking in the background., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Large girders and steel bars on a ship
Large girders and steel bars on a ship with rigging hanging all over. The ship is likely in waters near Monrovia., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Nine unidentified people standing on a beach
Nine unidentified people standing on a beach in Liberia next to a single-sail boat. Several people are carrying goods., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Nine unidentified people standing on a beach
Nine unidentified people standing on a beach in Liberia next to a single-sail boat. Several people are carrying goods., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Orchid Jordan on a deck chair
Orchid Jordan sitting on a deck chair on the ship "African Grove" (identified on back) during the initial voyage to Liberia. Orchid is wearing an overcoat and has a blanket wrapped around her legs. She is looking forward and smiling., November 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Orchid Jordan on the deck of a ship
Orchid Jordan standing on the deck of a ship. Orchid is looking forward and smiling. She is wearing a white dress., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orchid Jordan sitting at a dining table
Orchid Jordan sitting at a dining table on the deck of a ship with two unidentified people. The man on the right is looking outside and the other two are looking forward. Orchid is wearing a striped dress and hat. Small plates with bread are on the table., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orchid Jordan standing on a patio
Orchid Jordan standing on a patio overlooking the ocean on the deck of a ship. Tables with chairs are spread around the patio. Orchid is wearing a striped dress and hat., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orchid Jordan standing with an unidentified sailor
Orchid Jordan standing with an unidentified sailor aboard the U.S.S. Monrovia. Both are holding a lifesaver. Another soldier is walking in the background., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orchid Jordan standing with an unidentified sailor
Orchid Jordan standing with an unidentified sailor aboard the U.S.S. Monrovia. Both are holding a lifesaver. Another soldier is walking in the background., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
People boarding a ship
People standing on a pier to board a ship. People are walking up a stairway onto the multi-story ship., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
People boarding a ship
People standing on a pier to board a ship. People are walking up a stairway onto the multi-story ship., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
People on the deck of a ship
People on the deck of a ship on the water. An unidentified man is walking down the deck next to a group of women sitting on lounge chairs., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
People watching a cow on a ship
Several people watching a cow being lowered from the side of a ship. The cow is hanging from a large rope above a truck parked next to the ship., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Several boats docked at a pier
Several boats docked at a pier in Liberia. One boat is named the Les Andelys. All the boats are medium size, likely for shipping and transport., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Several boats in an open harbor
Several boats in an open harbor in Liberia. Several people are walking in the shallow waters far in the distance., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Several passenger boats
Several passenger boats travelling across a large body of water, possibly the Mediterranean Sea. A large mountain is visible through fog at the edge of the sea. A rocky shoreline is in the foreground., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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