RELIANCE, launching at Herreshoff Yard, 1903
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, RI, Bristol
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.
8x10 glass negative photographed by James Burton in 1903 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island of the launching of the sloop RELIANCE. Image of three Herreshoff construction sheds in the background to the left and the vessel sitting on the ways, port quarter view in the middle of the image. On the left is a sign that reads: "RAILWAY 320 Ft. LONG / DO NOT ANCHOR". To the left and right on the docks are many spectators watching the launching and at the right edge the bow of a large spectator ferry. In the foreground area are people in rowboats, gas launches, and on the left next to the dock a naphtha launch. RELIANCE was a 143' U.S. America's Cup 1903 defender, the largest America's Cup boat ever built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island from designs by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. Handwritten neg. sleeve info.: "B-658 / Reliance Launching / Box 41". Info. from negative emulsion top edge: "Reliance" and along bottom edge: "658 / Copyright 1903 / 658 / 2". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer