RELIANCE, undersail, New York Bay, New York, 3rd and final America's Cup Race, 1903
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, NY, New York Bay
emulsion on glass
10 x 8 in
8 x 10 glass negative photographed by James Burton on September 3, 1903 in New York Bay, New York at the third and final race for the America's Cup. Image of the 143' Herreshoff cutter RELIANCE built 1903 in Bristol, Rhode Island by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company from designs by Nathanael Herreshoff. Image is a full view of RELIANCE undersail on close reach under gaff-rigged mainsail, topsail, staysail and jib, as the flying jib is being furled by a crew of about 18 men on the starboard side of bowsprit. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "RELIANCE / 940B / Sept 3 1903 pg. 158 / Reliance". Plate is masked with tape: "213 B14449 / 37 B14449 / 43-B14449 / -2x" for a 5 x 7 cropping, still containing the entire vessel, handwritten in ink on emulsion side of negative: "Copyright / 03. / Cup R Sept 3 -03/ lns / 940 / led by [illegible]". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer