RAINBOW, launching, 1934

safety negative

PHOTOGRAPHS
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Bristol
1934-05-14
Kodak safety film
5 x 7 in.

5 x 7 Kodak safety negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons on May 14, 1934. View of the J class sloop RAINBOW being launched at the Herreshoff Yard, Bristol, RI. RAINBOW is seen partially afloat, with nine men on her deck dressed in raincoats and Souwester rain hats. Several spectators can be seen standing inside the boathouse watching the launch. A billboard between two of the Herreshoff buildings advertises: "GASOLINE MOTOR OILS / SOCONY / 'IS STANDARD' / FUEL OIL". Typed on original negative sleeve: "67321-F 5/14/34 / Rainbow Launching / 3974". Sleeve stamped: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU ST. N.Y. / Phone Beekman 3-4970". RAINBOW was the last America's Cup defender launched by the Herreshoff yard, she was designed by Starling Burgess, and measured 126 feet in length overall. She was revised in 1936 at Bath Iron Works. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld, page 79.


1984.187.67321F

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