Working Schooners off City Island, circa 1930
safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
Kodak safety film; panchromatic film
5 x 7 in.
5 x 7 Kodak safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons circa 1930. Image of large work schooners off shore at City Island, NY, waiting for the wind and tide to push them eastward. Visible in image: six schooners- five of which are 3 masted, one is four masted, with main, fore, mizzen and spanker sails set, two have mizzen topsails raised, silhouetted against sun, sparkles on the water, shoreline in background. According to Stanley Rosenfeld, this image was taken at high noon, although the appearance is more of a moonlight scene. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld, page 49. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Stamped on original negative sleeve: "43414F" and handwritten: "Working Schooners / Box 3030".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection