Hoisting the Mainsail Aboard DEFENDER, 1899
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Bolles, Charles Edwin
USA, NY, New York Bay
emulsion on glass
8 x 10 in.
8 x 10 glass plate negative photographed by Charles Edwin Bolles in 1899. View of the crew aboard the 123' Herreshoff sloop DEFENDER (built 1895 in Bristol, RI), seen hoisting the mainsail. Visible in image: deck view of Captain Uriah Rhodes standing at the wheel looking off to starboard as two lines of crew haul on mainsail halyards. Handwritten on negative sleeve: "Y-834 / Box 84 / Crew of Defender / HANK HAFF [mislabled - should be Uriah Rhodes] / BOLLES/ 1899". This image is mislabeled in two publications (Uriah Rhodes is misidentified as Hank Haff): CENTURY UNDER SAIL by Stanley Rosenfeld and STORY OF AMERICAN YACHTING by William H. Taylor. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Charles Edwin Bolles.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Charles Edwin Bolles