JANEY III, launching, Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, sponsor, 1925
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Morris Heights
10 x 8 x 0 in.
10x8 nitrate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons, January 10, 1925 at the launching ceremony of the JANEY III, a 118' 7" motor yacht built by Consolidated Shipbuilding of Morris Heights, New York and designed by John H. Wells. View of the sponsor, Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, posed, wife of the owner, Mr. Walter O. Briggs, Sr., standing with a christening bottle in one hand and a large bouquet of roses in the other getting ready to strike the bow of the vessel for the christening ceremony. Mr. Briggs, Sr. (1877-1952) made his fortune in the auto body industry in Detroit, Michigan and was the owner from 1936 to 1952 of the baseball team the Detroit Tigers. Typed note on neg. sleeve: "21325 / 1/10/25 / [Box] 1369-9 / Consolidated Launching / Sponsor". Handwritten: "Mrs. W. O. Briggs." CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection