DEFENDER's launching at Herreshoff Yard, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1895

black-and -white negative

Bolles, Charles Edwin
USA, RI, Bristol
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm

8 x 10 glass negative photographed by Charles Edwin Bolles in Bristol, Rhode Island in 1895. View of the cutter DEFENDER being launched at the Herreshoff Yard. Spectators surround the vessel to the left and right as it is sliding down the ways and a flag is being raised on vessel's stern. Two of the Herreshoff work sheds are in the background. DEFENDER was a 123' cutter designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff and built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol Rhode Island in 1895 for the New York Yacht Club Syndicate in defense of the 1895 America's Cup. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "Launching of Defender / Box 43 / Y421 / Bolles". Handwritten in ink on the margin of the glass negative at the top: "Copyright - Launching of Defender". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Charles Edwin Bolles photographer.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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