Jacob Lawrence, Ship's Artist aboard Sea Cloud
Photo caption reads: "Ship's Artist [-] Jacob Lawrence." Lawrence served as a steward's mate until his commanding officer, Carleton Skinner, aboard the first officially integrated Navy warship, USS Sea Cloud, recognized Lawrence who prior to the war was a noted artist. He then made Lawrence the Sea Cloud's "Ship's Artist." Photo scanned from a scrapbook kept by Lawrence's shipmate, Joseph Jenkins.

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office |  VIRIN: 210604-G-G0000-1016.JPG