RELIANCE, deck scene, 1903
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm
8 x 10 glass plate negative taken by James Burton in 1903. Deck scene looking forward, on the J Class sloop RELIANCE. View of crewmen handling the sail. RELIANCE was Herreshoff designed and built, she was launched in Bristol, RI, 1903. She measured 143 feet in length. She was the United States America's Cup defender, 1903, where she defended against Shamrock III. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "B-977 / Deck".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer