Paul Coble and Nils Halvorsen lofting the lines at Minneford Yacht Yard, 1963

gelatin silver print

Rosenfeld, David
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
emulsion on photographic paper
10 x 13 1/2 in.

10 x 13 1/2 gelatin silver print photographed by David Rosenfeld on November 23, 1963. Image of two men lofting of lines at the Minneford Yacht Yard, City Island, New York. Vessel lines are for the 12 metre, CONSTELLATION, #US20, the America's Cup defender for 1964 and an Olin Stephens design. View of Paul Coble, on the left, and Nils Halvorsen laying the lines in a large lofting space. Nils Halvorsen is on his knees bent over close to loft the lines. Mr. Halvorsen's grandson stated that Nils worked with his face so close to the floor because at this time in his life he was almost blind, but came out or retirement to do two last America's Cup defenders for Olin Stephens. Crayon note handwritten on back: "At Minnefords / Nov. '63 / By Dave Rosenfeld". Ink note: "63-84-5". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, David Rosenfeld photographer.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, David Rosenfeld photographer

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