RELIANCE, deck scene, 1903
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, NY, New York Bay
eemulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm
8 x 10 glass plate negative photographed by James Burton on Long Island Sound or New York Bay in 1903. Deck scene looking from amidships aft on the 144' cutter RELIANCE (DS: N.B. Herreshoff; BU: Herreshoff, 1903), undersail, on a trial run on a mild port tack with crew lying on the port side for balance. The syndicate manager C. Oliver Iselin is the man in the formal yacht club uniform to the far left, looking over the shoulder of the most forward seated man. Charles Barr was the captain of RELIANCE, he is seen standing at the wheel with his head in the area at the end of the boom. RELIANCE was a U.S. America's Cup defender against SHAMROCK III in 1903. She carried a crew of 64 and was the largest America's Cup vessel ever built at that time. Handwritten in ink on original negative: "B972 / Reliance". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer