RELIANCE, cutter,#G16, 1903
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, NY, New York Bay
eemulsion on glass
overall: 10 x 8 in
10x8 glass negative photographed by James Burton in 1903. Image of RELIANCE undersail, starboard quarter view on a port close reach under gaff-rigged mainsail and topsail, staysail, jib and flying jib, heeled over rail down with shoreline in background. RELIANCE was a 143' cutter and the largest America's Cup defender ever built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island from designs by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff for the defense against the British SHAMROCK III in 1903. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "953-- Reliance G 16 / 1903". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer