Fine vintage panoramic photo of Manhattan from across the Hudson, celebrating Navy Day and the end of the Second World War, showing ships at harbor including the U.S.S. Midway, the largest ship in the world at the time.
Sweeping from left to right, the ships shown include the U.S.S. Midway, the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Isherwood, the Flagship Missouri, the U.S.S. New York, and the U.S.S. Helena. In the background, the western side of Manhattan is seen to extend just north of the Grant Memorial and as far south as the Empire State Building. The view of the skyline is crisp, with all individual buildings recognizable. In the foreground, New Jersey's docks, including those of the United Africa Company, can be seen.
Navy Day, a holiday to celebrate the US's naval armed forces, was established in October 1922. The 1945 Navy Day was the first post-war Navy Day, and ships at fifty-six different berths celebrated the event.
This image was taken by Tom Blackmore of Larchmont, New York.