Mrs. Mary Sears christening COLUMBIA, #US16, 1958
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
safety film, Kodak
overall: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
2 1/2 x 3 3/4 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 3, 1958. Image of Mary Sears, wife of syndicate manager Henry Sears, christening the 70' Olin Stephens designed, Henry B. Nevins built 12 meter sloop COLUMBIA (built 1958 in City Island, N.Y.) at the Nevins Yard on City Island, New York. Visible in image: spray of champagne covers Mary Sears as she breaks a bottle on the bow of COLUMBIA dressed with flags. Stamped on original negative sleeve: "159411F / [Box] 5644" and typed: "6/3/58 / Launching of COLUMBIA at Nevins / Breaking of Bottle". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Rosenfeld, p. 162.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection